[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/02/zjMTpI.jpg[/newsimage]Opera is now attempting to pressure Apple into approving its Opera Mini mobile Web browser to the popular Apple App Store. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/opera-mini-for-iphone-submitted-to-apple-25925/](http://www.myce.com/news/opera-mini-for-iphone-submitted-to-apple-25925/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
Of course Apple won’t approve it. Something to compete with their own Safari browser…
Haven’t used opera, but the Safari browse isn’t bad on the iPhone I think.
I use Opera Mini on occasion on my Nokia and so far have had little issue with it. The main reason I originally put it on was for its very low bandwidth usage, as it uses a proxy which compresses the content before sending it to the phone. There is very little 3G coverage in my area, especially out in the country, so the Opera browser loads pages a lot faster than the phone’s standard browser and I’m sure it would be quicker than Safari also in areas without 3G coverage. Here in Ireland, O2 has a 50MB/day max daily usage policy on its prepay network, so this is another reason I avoid the phone’s own browser.
At least with non “i” phones, there’s no waiting for Apple’s approval.
Sounds like Opera Mini would be very useful on the iPhone, but it’s not gonna happen. Apple will continue their anti-innovation and anti-competitive behaviors, with a strangle-hold on their devices/platforms, as usual.
I’m also using Opera Mini on my Nokia 5800, and I really prefer it to my Nokia’s standard web browser! For one reason or the other, pages always fail to load the first time when starting Opera Mini - but after that there are no problems and Opera works far better
I was never a big fan of Opera. But in this case i see way it can be used very well with the whole compression proxy for cell phones.
Shame on apple… But then again this is just like them…
There’s a bit of hope, since Apple did approve the ‘Spotify’ app which is pretty much in competition to the iTunes store.