Should Apple Upgrade Safari On Mavs

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  1. JayKyte macrumors newbie

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    Should Apple create a 8 version for Mavericks .....or is 7 the last and not newer features.... ?
     
  2. Traverse macrumors 604

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    Apple released a version 6 for Lion when Mountain Lion can out that mirrored each other. Since then Apple as moved toward version numbers being tied to a particular OS and .x updates to mirror later OSes.

    Safari 7 with Mavericks - Safari 6.1 (or 6.2) for ML and Lion
    Safari 8 with Yosemite - Safari 7.1 for Mavericks

    I think we'll see a Safari 7.2 and maybe Safari 7.3, but Apple sucks at updating old Software. Unless you plan to upgrade OS X you'll eventually want to switch to Chrome or FireFox to get the latest technology.
     
  3. 0x100, Nov 23, 2014
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  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    I really dislike the way the newer versions of Safari does not refresh web pages when using the back functions so I'm stuck at version 7.0.6.
    When reading forums such as this one I prefer that when reading a post and then returning to the forum index that the posts I've read become un-hilighted.
     
  5. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    Actually, Safari 7.1 is Safari 8's technology with Safari 7's user interface...
    The underlying WebKit of 7.1 has already been updated to match Safari 8's.
     
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    Really? That's sweet :cool:
     
  7. Graig macrumors 6502

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    There was a failed attempt to update Safari to 7.1.1 though the App Store the other day. The link for the pkg is still live but not sure if it's safe to install.
     
  8. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    The most recent Safari 7.x on Yosemite looks unlike Safari 7.x in Mavericks

    A few days later:

    Apple Releases Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, and 6.2.1 [Update: Pulled]

    About the security content of Safari 8.0.1, Safari 7.1.1, and Safari 6.2.1 – Apple Support (modified 2014-12-04)

    Please see above, the link to the news article.

    If that update makes it unnecessarily difficult to get a traditional Safari 7 interface with Safari 7 on Yosemite: not so cool …

    :mad:
     
  9. 0x100, Dec 11, 2014
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