Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 118 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 118 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Scrolling, JavaScript, WebGL, Media, Private Click Measurement, WebRTC, Web API, Accessibility, and Extensions.

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 ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ update is available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences to anyone who has downloaded the browser. It update is available for both macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur, the newest version of the Mac operating system. 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

EugenesSoggySalami Avatar
41 months ago
Just installed it on my M1 Macbook Pro and there's a huge improvement in scrolling, now it feels a million times smoother than in stable Safari build.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AwesomeSheep Avatar
41 months ago

I don't get it
It's a joke people make when there is a new OS update with no noticeable improvements, but now safari actually is faster.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shenfrey Avatar
41 months ago

So one might say… Safari feels snappier?
I don't get it
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
41 months ago

Risky though, it's a beta version of Safari right? So could run into some nasty bugs.
Nah. It's been solid for me for many many versions.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vagos Avatar
41 months ago

Risky though, it's a beta version of Safari right? So could run into some nasty bugs.
Been using it for a year now and it's perfectly stable :)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ErikGrim Avatar
41 months ago
Camera now fails on Google Meet :/
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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