updated 05:00 pm EDT, Mon June 23, 2003
Apple today released , completing its successful beta program which had nearly five million downloads since its initial release near the beginning of this year. Safari will be the default browser for all newly introduced Macs, starting with the Power Mac G5 announced today. Apple also released a software development kit that allows developers to embed the Safari HTML rendering engine directly into their applications. Safari features AutoTab for quick loading of bookmark folders, bookmark syncing, increased standards support and is available in all Mac OS X languages. [not yet available]
Safari features innovations, such as a built-in Google search; SnapBack to instantly return to search results; a new paradigm for naming, organizing and presenting bookmarks; tabbed browsing; and automatic "pop-up" ad blocking.
Based on KHTML from KDE's Konqueror open source project, the Safari rendering engine delivers the best performance and standards compatibility available on the Mac platform. Apple will continue to work closely with the open source community and share its ongoing optimizations to the KHTML code.
Safari 1.0 is localized for English, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, French Canadian, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Korean and Simplified Chinese.