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Saturday, June 05, 2010

AppleInsider | Apple rumored to debut Safari 5 with Reader, Bing at WWDC

AppleInsider | Apple rumored to debut Safari 5 with Reader, Bing at WWDC

By Sam Oliver

Published: 09:50 AM EST

Newly revealed documents suggest that Apple could launch Safari 5 with an improved RSS reader, the addition of Bing search support and expanded HTML5 support. In addition, evidence of the final release of Mac OS X 10.6.4 has also surfaced.

French website MacGenerationreported Saturday images of new English-language support documents alleged to be from Apple, containing a list of features in Safari 5. It suggests the software update will include 25 percent faster JavaScript performance than Safari 4 and DNS prefetching to speed up browsing.

The document also mentions a new feature, Safari Reader, which adds a Reader icon to the browser and allows users to view articles "in a single, clutter-free page."

Expanded HTML5 support will reportedly add over a dozen new features, including Geolocation, full screen and closed captions for HTML5 video, and more. The update will also allegedly feature new tools that aim to help developers, including a Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector, identifying areas for optimization.

Other features mentioned in the documents include smarter address fields, hardware acceleration for Safari on Windows, search history with date, a "Private Browsing" icon, and improved page caching. More...


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