safaripreviewiconApple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced a year ago in March of 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 30 includes fixes and improvements for Web API, JavaScript, CSS, Accessibility, Web Inspector, WebDriver, media, and rendering.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

Top Rated Comments

eatrains Avatar
53 months ago
Seriously. I feel like we've had three of these periodical improvements in the month, and this app is forever stuck in beta.

The only appealing thing to me about all this is that purple Safari icon. :confused:
It's not stuck in beta, it is a beta. That's the point.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
isomorphic Avatar
53 months ago
Still only gets a 419 score for HTML5 vs. the 518 that the current Chrome release scores.
Actually it went down to 416.

The difference in score with Chrome is due to all those extra data storage features Chrome needs to track you so that Google can watch your every move.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wayfarer Avatar
53 months ago
Seriously. I feel like we've had three of these periodical improvements in the month, and this app is forever stuck in beta.

The only appealing thing to me about all this is that purple Safari icon. :confused:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ritsuka Avatar
53 months ago
When will the features finally make their way into Safari?
They are periodically released in the normal Safari updates. For example Safari 10.1 includes a lot of the features that were in the technology preview.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
53 months ago
Actually it went down to 416.

The difference in score with Chrome is due to all those extra data storage features Chrome needs to track you so that Google can watch your every move.
I uninstalled Chrome last time my MacBook Air was slowed to a crawl and Activity Monitor showed me some runaway Chrome process was murdering my CPU even though Chrome wasn't running. Maybe it was doing one if its shady self-updates or something -- whatever the case, I uninstalled it immediately.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zirel Avatar
53 months ago
Apple employees watching Google IO.
Developer: so they haven't been doing much.
Manager: what do you mean?
Dev: Google. 360 TV, YouTube stuff and photo albums we've had a while back.
Manager: that's it?
Dev: Well they also improved their AI quite a bit...
Manager: One product in a year? Haha let's realease a safari beta.
Dev: If google can do a coming soon for all their tech today, we can too.
Manager: But we'll actually release it.
You are being mean, Android now has App badges too, like this:



It's a great victory for android!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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