Explore the web with lightning-fast speed, powerful privacy protections, and robust customization options. With Safari you can browse sites, translate web pages, and access your tabs across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
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Ratings and Reviews
New Grid Layout is a step backwards
The new GRID view for tabs is horrible and counterintuitive. It’s a big step backwards. The former stacked/cascade view allowed users to browse dozens of tabs in a single view quickly and without needing to scroll much. Swiping tabs closed or pressing the x in the upper right corner was effortless. I barely needed to move my thumb. Now I see microscopic little tabs in a grid layout that shows maybe 6 tabs open at best. Then one must scroll endlessly through a dizzying array of little rectangles while trying to distinguish the barely visible print. It’s very hard on the eyes. The ability to see the full pages are pointless anyway since the text is too small to read in grid view. Also, closing specific tabs now requires excessive hand gymnastics over all parts of the screen. You need to squint to find the tabs you don’t want and then stretch your fingers to wherever they are, making sure you aim carefully to click the tiny X. This is especially cumbersome if using your phone one-handed. This grid layout feature might work on a large iPad but is definitely not smart for a cell phone. I heard Firefox might still allow the cascade view. Will be downloading that next.
Apple…you are the worst!
I try not to update my iPhone but thought I needed to in order to access a certain feature. In this new update you have changed the layout of the tabs for Safari. Instead of being able to scroll through the tabs seeing the top of the page, you have changed it to boxes - without giving an option to have it scroll down through the page top tabs as it was previously. As Apple has done ever since the unfortunate passing of Steve Jobs, you consistently screw up the functionality of your apps -lowering the bar every single time for your computers, phones -all of it… The whole kit & caboodle.
When my contract on this phone runs out most likely I will opt out of the Apple world. When Apple does updates (or what they might consider an “upgrade”) it is now a downgrade. The Apple developers & creators have absolutely no ability to understand what good functionality is - they just tag along with the rest of the world. As I mentioned, since Steve Jobs passed - Apple has lost all their creativity and individuality and user friendliness with their products - definitely the cost of Apple products should be slashed in half at least because what used to be a worthwhile purchase… A unique and well functioning purchase in comparison to other technology products… That time has long passed. Your products are just one very average kernel in a pile of low quality rice.
Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave.
With every update Safari (Which we have no choice and have to allow it to eat up our date even though we never use it) get’s worse. Same with all of the apps in Apple App Store. This is unethical and a form of extortion because if we don’t keep buying new phones at a 1,000 a pop? Our phones are basically not good for much after a year. I suppose if you are just getting it free for the most part from your carrier it’s not a big deal. But I pay for my phones because I don’t want to be locked into a specific carrier in case they start getting really crappie. This is one of your app’s Apple, and it shows me that you take no pride whatsoever in your work. The fact that these phones function as well as they do is a credit to Chinese slave labor. Shows me that even forced labor is better than anything our American people can produce. How very sad.
Another thing you should know is that you are driving away your consumer base here in America as we who do pay for our phones will likely go elsewhere. As to privacy? That a mote point at this point in time. If someone really wants to know who you are? That’s no longer an issue and a good VPN on any other phone can do what Apple does, plus those phones actually work really well. Don’t take this personal, it’s constructive criticism. Learn from it.
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