safari iconBoth macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 and iOS 11.3 ship with an updated version of Safari, Safari 11.1. Safari 11.1 incorporates many new features that have been in testing in Apple's Safari Preview browser, introducing new web APIs, security improvements, media changes, and more.

Details on the Safari 11.1 update were shared by Apple's Ricky Mondello, and a full change log is available from Apple's developer website.

Animated GIFs can be replaced with silent videos in Safari 11.1 to result in smaller downloads, more available colors, and better decoding performance.

In iOS 11.3, Password AutoFill for apps works in web views within apps, which will make it easier to log into a site without having to copy and paste your password each time. Web apps that are saved to the Home screen on iOS devices and web pages in SFSafariViewController can also now use the camera to capture images.

A new security change provides a "Website Not Secure" warning when a user clicks a credit card field or password entry box on an insecure page, and

Intelligent Tracking Prevention, which prevents websites from tracking you around the web, has been improved in Safari 11.1, and there's a new improved Safari Reader extraction engine to improve the Safari Reader experience.

Service Workers, new in Safari 11, are designed to allow background scripts to power offline web applications, and there are several other new APIs including Payment Request API, Directory Upload, Beacon API, HTMLImageElement.decode(), and an updated Clipboard API.

Safari 11.1 is bundled in to iOS 11.3 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, both of which are available for developers starting today. Apple plans to release iOS 11.3 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 public betas in the near future.

Tag: Safari

Top Rated Comments

ck2875 Avatar
49 months ago


In iOS 11.3, Password AutoFill for apps works in web views within apps, which will make it easier to log into a site without having to copy and paste your password each time. Web apps that are saved to the Home screen on iOS devices and web pages in SFSafariViewController can also now use the camera to capture images.

A step in the right direction. There is nothing I would like to see Apple do more than to overhaul Keychain into a full-featured password manager app and give 1Password a run for their money.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
coolfactor Avatar
49 months ago
A step in the right direction. There is nothing I would like to see Apple do more than to overhaul Keychain into a full-featured password manager app and give 1Password a run for their money.
I'd definitely like to see Keychain itself remain a secure vault managed by the system, as it's always been. But definitely overhaul Keychain Access to make it a more consumer-friendly app. I use it dozens of times a day to grab saved passwords and secure notes. I don't need third-party solutions. But it still feels like a neglected app by Apple that hasn't been updated in years. It works, there's no bugs, but it's just not consumer-friendly. Most Mac users that I know don't even know about it.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Will.O.Bie Avatar
49 months ago
More security features and stronger anti-tracking software update is always welcome. I agree with Keychain being neglected and should be overhauled to mimic or even become better than 1Password as a secure vault for sensitive information.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Villarrealadrian Avatar
49 months ago
iOS 11.3 make my iPhone 6 great again!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lec0rsaire Avatar
49 months ago
Safari has become a really great browser and any improvements are always welcome. Looking forward to 11.1 once the final 10.13.4 release is out.

I love and use Safari’s touch bar features all the time. Especially PIP to the bottom right corner, scrubbing, etc. The touch bar has gotten as bad rap but once you get used to it and as its capabilities further evolve, I’m sure more people will come to love it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OlliFlamme Avatar
49 months ago
To my opinion, if barely anyone knows about the Keychain app, it points out towards two things:

- users may not know they need it (it allows for more difficult passwords than one naturally would be inclined to use, especially if you take the suggested passwords option into the picture)

- the app is not user friendly as to inviting to use, meaning the full potential is not properly marketed. It is currenty an app that appeals to nerds and security aware people, most probably two names for one group of people.

I am a hefty and satisfied user of the app, but the above two thread comments (by coolfactor and hefty) are making a point: what if it were an app that indeed was more of a valued and less boring feature that appeals a larger public... hmm...

I am inclined to think that it has to extend the potential of our own memory, in an as less obtrusive way as possible. Perhaps that indeed means Apple is dealing with it in a way that fits my expectations.

A most relevant point of thought to me is the unification of passwords and autofill info. I cannot understand why seemingly, passwords are to be separately saved inside the preferences of Safari while these are also in the keychain (app and file I mean). It appears that this info is synced within Safari trough iCloud, separately and independently of the keychain sync in iCloud, be that feature activated or not.

To take a walk in the backyard of the topic, I also find it similarly irrelevant to have a system keychain and an login keychain within the keychain app. Double items are to be found there yet again.

And to finish off this train of thought: what are passwords on iOS doing in the Settings app, and why not place it parallel inside Mac OS, or the other way around...?

The subject defines touches some nerves ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

studio buds family

Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
macos catalina legacy system extension alert

Apple Begins Warning Users That 'Legacy System Extensions' Won't Work With a Future Version of macOS

Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:53 am PDT by
Apple has shared a new support document that indicates kernel extensions — which it calls "legacy system extensions" — will not be compatible with a future version of macOS because they "aren't as secure or reliable as modern alternatives."System extensions are a category of software that works in the background to extend the functionality of your Mac. Some apps install kernel extensions, which...
General Spotify Feature

Spotify Pauses Plans to Add AirPlay 2 Support to iOS App [Update: Spotify Clarifies]

Friday August 6, 2021 9:07 am PDT by
See update at bottom of article Spotify this week confirmed that its plans to add AirPlay 2 support to its iOS app have been placed on indefinite hiatus. In an online discussion forum post, a Spotify representative said the streaming music service had been working on supporting AirPlay 2, but the company has paused the efforts "for now" due to "audio driver compatibility issues." The...
apple privacy

Apple Publishes FAQ to Address Concerns About CSAM Detection and Messages Scanning

Monday August 9, 2021 1:50 am PDT by
Apple has published a FAQ titled "Expanded Protections for Children" which aims to allay users' privacy concerns about the new CSAM detection in iCloud Photos and communication safety for Messages features that the company announced last week. "Since we announced these features, many stakeholders including privacy organizations and child safety organizations have expressed their support of...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
m1 macbook air

Kuo: Mini-LED MacBook Air Coming in Mid-2022

Thursday July 22, 2021 7:48 pm PDT by
Apple will release a new version of the MacBook Air around the middle of 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in note to investors seen by MacRumors. The upcoming MacBook Air will feature a 13.3-inch mini-LED display, which would make it the second Mac to gain mini-LED technology after the 2021 MacBook Pro, which is rumored to include a mini-LED display and is expected to launch later ...
Apple Films Tom Hanks Finch First Look

Apple Original Film 'Finch' Starring Tom Hanks to Premiere November 5

Thursday August 12, 2021 8:52 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the original film "Finch," starring Tom Hanks in its titular role, will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 5 and shared a first-look image from the film. The first look at "Finch," shared by Apple. The film, which is anticipated to be an awards season contender, revolves around a man, a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones), and a dog that form ...
whatsintheboxiphonexs

Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Won't Ship With Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:58 pm PDT by
Since the headphone jack was removed from the iPhone with the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple has bundled iPhones with a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for customers who continue to have 3.5mm headphones. With the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple is discontinuing this practice and will not include the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter. On the...
macbook air m1 first benchmark

Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:43 pm PST by
Apple introduced the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 Apple Silicon chips yesterday, and as of today, the first benchmark of the new chip appears to be showing up on the Geekbench site. The M1 chip, which belongs to a MacBook Air with 8GB RAM, features a single-core score of 1687 and a multi-core score of 7433. According to the benchmark, the M1 has a 3.2GHz base...
iphone 13 teal with text

Apple Begins Preparation for iPhone 13 Production Ahead of Fall Launch

Monday June 28, 2021 3:29 am PDT by
We're just a few months away from when Apple is expected to reveal the 2021 iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 13." In preparation for its launch, it has been pulling in shipments of different components needed to produce the new iPhones, according to a report from DigiTimes. In years past, Apple released its latest iPhone lineup, alongside a new Apple Watch, during a September event at Apple Park....