Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 114 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 114 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, JavaScript, Date and Time Inputs, Web Audio, MediaRecorder, Paint Timing, WebGL, CSS, Web API, Lazy Loading, Media, WebRTC, Rendering, Text Rendering, Scrolling, Back-Forward Cache, and Storage Access API.

The current ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release is the built on the new Safari 14 update included in macOS Big Sur with support for Safari Web Extensions imported from other browsers, tab previews, password breach notifications, web authentication with Touch ID, and more.

The new ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available for macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur, the newest version of the Mac operating system that's set to be released this fall.

The ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences 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.

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Top Rated Comments

MauiPa Avatar
49 months ago
I don’t think that’s right. Safari is lightweight and fast. Much better than chrome. And uses way less battery

[sorry should have been posted as reply]
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frou Avatar
49 months ago

WebGL

* Enabled WebGL2 by default

This is notable. Apple has been pretty much trashing the viability of WebGL 2.0 in the market by lagging YEARS behind the other browser vendors in supporting and enabling it. Better late than never
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nortonandreev Avatar
49 months ago

This looks to be a much bigger update than expected, I suspect this is the first 14.1 update? There are a lot of improvements in this update.
Yes, it's 14.1.
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ss2cire Avatar
49 months ago
FIRST!

neat, i love checking out all the new features coming up =)
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MikhailT Avatar
49 months ago
This looks to be a much bigger update than expected, I suspect this is the first 14.1 update? There are a lot of improvements in this update.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)