New Safari = Chrome

ddaniel

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This is largely a vent, but does anyone else think the new Safari is a poorly done copy of the iOS Chrome app?

I say poorly done, because in landscape mode the 'fullscreen' functionality actually takes up more screen real estate than the previous versions of safari - it makes pages very frustrating to use.

Is it really necessary to have the web address constantly on display?
 

zbarvian

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The interface and UX is strikingly similar, yes. That being said, though, iOS 7 is for the most part highly derivative.
 

acctman

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what are you guys looking at Safari does not look like Chrome. I don't understand 90% of the compliant on iOS7. They're all laughable especially if you think these two browsers look that same. The UX are completely different iOS7 is flat chrome is clearly not
 

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ddaniel

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Apr 2, 2007
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The usability of Safari is better than Chrome, but they pretty obvious Apple took some things directly from it (The vanishing border & way of viewing / managing different windows mainly)

My main gripe with the new Safari is that the new 'full-screen' isn't actually full-screen. For whatever reason, Apple feels it's necessary to have the current web address constantly on display. This isn't really an issue in portrait mode, but in landscape it's very annoying. The previous Safari allowed true full-screen.

When you're working with such a small screen, every little bit counts.
 

zbarvian

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Visuals and UX are not the same. They are very similar, though they don't have the same visual style. The whole psuedo-full-screen effect started on Chrome, the vertical tab interface with gesture closing started on chrome, the omnibar started on chrome, but I'd say Chrome still wins because it only has one navigation bar.
 

bitsoda

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Mar 23, 2011
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No.

Have you used the actual mobile Chrome? It's horrid.
How so? Chrome for iOS is a lifesaver for me. Being able to quickly switch between open pages without having to tap a "show all windows" button by swiping from the edges saves a lot of time. Also, Chrome's new voice search blows Siri out of the water.
 

joemeetsjane

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same with how some folks think control center is aping android's.

"OMG! IT SWIPES A CERTAIN DIRECTION! PRESS A BUTTON TO INVOKE A FUNCTION! APPLE SUX! I'M GOING TO BURN SOME UNICORNS!"
 

MaC rA mE

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what are you guys looking at Safari does not look like Chrome. I don't understand 90% of the compliant on iOS7. They're all laughable especially if you think these two browsers look that same. The UX are completely different iOS7 is flat chrome is clearly not
How'd you get that grey theme for mobile safari?