No New Safari on iOS5

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  1. JonnyApple macrumors newbie

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    I currently have the new iOS5 GM downloaded on my iPhone 4 and the safari doesn't have tabbed browsing or any of the other features;
    Am i missing something?
    Thanks
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Tabbed is only for iPad. Not iPhone.

     
  3. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    I thought tabbed browsing was only for the iPad
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    TBH, how are you going to put a tab bar on the iPhone. That's too much space taken on an already limited space.
     
  7. mikethebigo macrumors 68000

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    Under the hood there are more speed improvements (it's snappier). And the checkerboarding is gone, which is something I'm particularly happy about.
     
  8. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    You thought correctly.

    Features like tabbed browsing and gestures are iPad-only. The same old 3.5-inch screen says it all.
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    Why on earth would someone want tabbed browsing on a 3.5" screen ?

    :confused:
     
  10. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Actually Tab browsing works well on other browsers like Dolphin & Atomic browser. Don't see why they couldn't make it an option on the iPhone.
     
  11. verwon macrumors 68030

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    Android browsers have it in phones, it's good if you only open 2 or 3, any more and it's far to cluttered and the tabs are small and hard to tap.
     
  12. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. There is a very noticeable improvement in rendering speed. Pages pop up very quickly. The checkerboarding is COMPLETELY gone as far as I can tell, which is pretty awesome.
     
  13. 314631 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep it only works well on one of those larger Android phones. iPhone is not suitable for that tabbed mobile experience.
     
  14. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    It'd be nice if there was at least a gesture to access the "tabs" in Safari on the iPhone. Like pinch-zooming all the way out and you pop into the tabs view - or something.
     
  15. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Anybody else feel that the iPhone interface seems too crowded? We need a bigger screen!
     
  16. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Good God not that debate again...

    YOU HAVE A JUST ANNOUNCED NEW PHONE THAT HAS A 3.5" SCREEN. YOU CAN STOP HOPING TUNIL NEXT YEAR.
     
  17. Captain America macrumors 6502

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    This. I loved using Atomic.
     
  18. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    It now has open in background for new windows.
     
  19. Picka macrumors member

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    Amazing that such simple things are still missing from Safari. Boggles the mind.

    Browsing using mini-Dolphin on SGS2 is much more intuitive. Not to mention things such as better page wrapping, better handling of gestures, ability to ask for the page to be displayed in different ways (ie Android, Desktop etc etc).

    So much for the lower specs but better "user experience" by iOS devices...
     
  20. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Safari feels faster, that's for sure.

    Reader option isn't particularly my cup of tea.

    If it only had two-finger swipe to swipe from window to window, then it'd be pretty close to perfect. It'd be so easy to implement!
     
  21. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    with a bigger screen, the resolution would remain the same, so UI elements would also remain the same relatively.
     

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