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| June 10, 2013
Apple Reimagines Safari On iOS 7 With New Tab Interface, Smart Search And More
Along with the systemwide new look and feel of iOS 7 comes a brand new Safari app for our favorite mobile operating system. The new version of mobile Safari offers a new full-screen look that's obtained as you scroll, thereby helping you focus on content. In addition, it includes smart search functionality with one-tap access to all of your favorites and access to URLs, with support for top URL hits and Google suggestions. [caption id="attachment_427600" align="aligncenter" width="532"] New Smart Search in iOS 7 Safari.[/caption] Perhaps most notably, Safari on iOS 7 introduces a beautiful new interface for tabs. No longer limited to just eight tabs, the new tab interface lets you sweep in to and back out of a tab, tap and hold to rearrange tabs, and swipe sideways to remove a tab. Looking for iCloud tabs? You can find them at the bottom of the new tab interface. [caption id="attachment_427599" align="aligncenter" width="589"] New tab interface in iOS 7 Safari.[/caption] As demoed by Apple during the WWDC keynote, the redesigned Safari app also lets you swipe in from edge to edge of the display to navigate back and forth in your browser history. Safari on iOS 7 also includes improved bookmarking support, shared links culled from Twitter, and enhanced Reading List. [caption id="attachment_427598" align="aligncenter" width="753"] New features in iOS 7 Safari.[/caption] Parental controls and integration with iCloud Keychain, which was introduced earlier during the keynote for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, are also included in Safari on iOS 7. With its new features and fresh coat of paint, Safari looks to be one of the most exciting redesigned apps to be included in iOS 7. Excited to get browsing with Safari on iOS 7?