Opera and the iPhone

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  1. emp1re macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick note.

    Apparently one slipped by Steve Jobs. Opera mini browser (free) is now available for the iPhone. Rejoice! and grab it before Herr Jobs changes his flacky mind.
     
  2. Geckotek macrumors G3

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  3. emp1re thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah bro, guess so, but it won't steal the thunder of Opera awesomeness. LOL. Plus, I am very surprised that Apple actually let this one go out to the public. I can honestly tell you that I'm now officially kicking Safari to the curb.:D
     
  4. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    You're late. Wait till you realize the browser isn't as good as Safari after a while.
     
  5. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

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    nothing like late breaking news :rolleyes:
     
  6. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    Umm, this even made its way into the mainstream media a few weeks ago.

    Apple is not going to pull it.

    The general consensus here was as a whole it sucked anyway

    Though it is good to see some variety.
     
  7. FoxMcWeezer macrumors regular

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    This couldn't be any truer. I don't like not being able to zoom in more than the default zoom setting set by Opera. It also isn't able to connect to any webpage if the device is connected to a WiFi network with a firewall.
     
  8. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    I actually use Opera Mini a lot when I'm out and only connected to Edge. I use it as my "Quick and Simple" browser. :) Turning image quality to the lowest setting and the compression that Opera Mini uses makes it really fast for me when I have a weak connection.

    Safari has a much richer browsing experience, so when I'm on 3G or Wifi I use Safari.

    I think of it not as a replacement, but an alternative.
     
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  10. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Because all the data is compressed and loads quicker...

    It should be taken into consideration that end to end encryption is broken using Opera Mini, but that doesn't make it worthless. I do my online banking through my bank's apps anyway. If you do need secure end to end SSL you can always use Safari. It's not like you can get rid of it anyway.
     
  11. jscro macrumors newbie

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    It's only quicker when you're on a slow connection, like Edge.

    I used Opera Mini on Symbian and Windows Mobile, so I was excited when I heard it was coming out for the iPhone. After using it, I'm not so excited anymore.
     
  12. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    I never said it's worthless I said less secure :rolleyes:
     
  13. lestersolis39 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah! Its nice to hear that Opera mini are already submitted to the iPhone, and it's free.
    Due to server-side rendering, Opera Mini compresses data by up to 90 percent before sending it to the phone, resulting in rapid page loading and more Web per MB for the end user. So no more hustle and searching and more faster connection.:apple:
     
  14. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    It's only a notable difference if you're running on an old network like Edge. The lack of security plus the terrible terrible zooming ruin this browser for me. Nice attempt though.
     
  15. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    I wish I could get used to opera.

    I'm involved with alot of online forums and the alot of the forums won't let me change the view of forum threads.

    With safari I don't have this problem.

    Marc
     
  16. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I do the same. When you just want to view a web page's content and not actually interact with it, Opera's the way to go. In fact, I pretty much only use Opera now.
     
  17. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Yea, same. I don't use web-apps at all. I go to engadget mobile or MacRumors mobile and even Google Reader with Opera Mini because they load CRAZY fast.

    When I'm home I use my computer :p
     
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