iPhone When will billionaire Apple make safari fast?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by shankar2, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    You would think that safari on iOS would be as fast as chrome is.

    Very sad that safari is so slow and we can't change the default browser in ios.
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

    M. Gustave

    Jun 6, 2015
    Grand Budapest Hotel
    Chrome is the most unstable browser in the entire App Store, so I assume you're joking.
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Well I find chrome fast and reliable so that's my opinion
  4. 988466 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2015
    You do know Chrome on iOS is just safari with a skin...
  5. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    Since is opinion hour I find Safari to be fast enough. Never use chrome, well I do at work because of windows.
  6. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    I find chrome and firefox on ios are faster than safari on ios
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    How so (in what way)?
  8. cola79 macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2013
    Almost every way.

    The fast scrolling alone is a big advantage. Apple still makes automatic stops when swiping a page, whilst chrome allows top to bottom with one swipe.
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's actually a difference in design/implementation than a performance thing or anything like that. Apple provides the functionality for it but doesn't use inertia scrolling in Safari (at least on the iPhones) while various other browsers decided to use that functionality. Not sure about any other ways that make other browsers stand out.
  10. bjoswald, Jul 21, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2016

    bjoswald macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2016
    Safari is slow? News to me.

    I'm no expert, but I suggest changing or disabling content blockers. I was using ABP and it slowed browsing to a crawl. Switched to Adguard, now everything is smooth as silk.
  11. mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    "... with a skin..."

    Much more than just a skin.

    Apps arent anymore using the old api, uiwebview rendering, as they were forced to use couple years ago and other browsers sucked.

    What comes to Opera for example, It is even using its own rendering engine in their cloud if you have enabled data saving.

    So basicly any browser nowadays can be built to be as fast as safari. It is not just the ui but the whole package. Of course they are still using the api that apple provides, but they arent suffering anymore from this "only a skin"-thing. Safari has only one advantage in ios devices: it only can be the default app. But luckily links from gmail app opens straight to chrome =}

    And... Some browsers have even much better skin (gui) and functions than safari ;)
  12. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2009
    Yeah I wish iOS could allow default browser change feature..
  13. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2015
    I agree Chrome is faster than Safari on iOS and OS X. But Chrome on OS X utterly destroys your battery
  14. bensisko macrumors 65816

    Jul 24, 2002
    The Village
    In my experience, Safari on iOS is faster than any browser on any other OS.

    Comparatively, Edge and Chrome are very noticibly slower on Windows 10 (Surface Pro 3).

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