Safari on iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Automatically Upgrades Web Connections to HTTPS on Compatible Sites for Improved Security
On iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey, Safari will automatically upgrade web connections for sites to the HTTPS protocol, in the case they're loaded in HTTP.
The new feature largely went unnoticed during the WWDC keynote, but it is highlighted on the macOS Monterey and iOS/iPadOS 15 feature pages. Apple says that Safari now "automatically upgrades sites known to support HTTPS from insecure HTTP."
Safari on iOS 15, macOS Monterey, and iPadOS 15 all received major redesigns, including new Tab groups, synchronizable start pages, web extensions for iOS and iPadOS, and more. Learn more about iOS 15 and macOS Monterey in our dedicated roundups.
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Not a big fan. Vivaldi uses the same UI and it feels obnoxious a lot of the time.
I'm worried what my websites are going to look like with that new UI at the top.
I've long thought that bookmarks, history, and tabs should all kind of get blurred together... the browser should intelligently pick what's actually in memory. Kind of think of websites all just like apps on iOS - iOS automatically picks which are and aren't in memory. The only difference between apps and websites is that websites are accessed before bookmarking, while apps have to be installed (analogous to bookmarking) before accessing them.