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Photos: The Opera browser for iPhone awaiting Apple's approval

Rival to Apple's Safari gets submitted to App Store

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Topic: Mobility
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Rival to Apple's Safari gets submitted to App Store

Opera's new mobile browser, Opera Mini for iPhone, was submitted to the Apple App Store for approval on Tuesday.

Now the rival browser to Apple's Safari must wait and see if it will be accepted into the hallowed halls of the App Store.

Opera Mini's speed dial feature, pictured above, allows users to access their favourite sites quickly by tapping the corresponding pane.

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Using server side rendering, Opera Mini compresses data by up to 90 per cent before sending it to the phone, according to Opera, meaning users can save the amount of data they consume while browsing the web.

The browser also gives users the option to open a link in a new tab by clicking on it.

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Attendees of Barcelona's Mobile World Congress in February were the first to get a peek at Opera Mini for iPhone.

Pictured above is the Opera Mini tools menu - accessed via the spanner icon at the bottom of the screen. Here, by clicking on the tabs, users can access bookmarked pages and the settings menu, among others.

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Opera Mini supports tabbed browsing, pictured above.

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Opera Mini's Settings menu allows users to customise the browser, including turning off images, changing the font size and adjusting the privacy settings.

Earlier this month, a new iteration of the desktop Opera browser was unleashed, bringing with it a new interface. You can see photos of Opera 10.50 here.

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Opera Mini has found its way onto 50 million mobile phones worldwide, according to the company, and it was also the first third-party browser to be available on Google's Android OS.

Opera is now awaiting to see whether or not Apple will accept Opera Mini for iPhone, and has created a clock which counts up the amount of time since the browser was submitted to the Mac maker for approval.

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