Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Feb 2010 16:58 UTC
Opera Software As should be common knowledge by now, Apple is very restrictive and sometimes quite arbitrary in managing its App Store. One thing is clear, though: fat chance there's going to be an alternative browser in the App Store (i.e., one that doesn't use WebKit). Mozilla didn't even bother to submit Fennec, but Opera is going head-to-head with Apple: the Norwegian browser maker has announced Opera Mini for the iPhone, but has not yet submitted it for approval.
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Except Opera Mini executes the JavaScript on Opera's servers, not the phone. The Mini browser client is just a thin client which basically shows images sent to it from the server.

But ignoring that for a second, why should Safari be able to execute interpreted code remotely if no one else can? Safari is no more secure than other browsers. Opera has an excellent security track record, for one.

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nt_jerkface Member since:

Because it's Apple's phone?

It hasn't been approved or rejected, you should probably wait before getting indignant.

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PresentIt Member since:

The point is that the arguments against Opera Mini approval are false (that doesn't mean it will be approved, though).

That, and Apple is being hypocritical.

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