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Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release January 7, 2003 (2003-01-07)
Stable release 7.0.1  (December 16, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-12-16)) [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Development status Active
Written in C++, Objective-C
Operating system OS X
Windows (until version 5.1.7)
Engine WebKit
Type Web browser
License Freeware; some components GNU LGPL

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. which can be downloaded free of charge. It also comes with a OS X computer. It is based on the WebKit engine, which is a fork of KDE's KHTML engine.


Apple Inc. replaced the previous default web browser, Internet Explorer, with their Safari many years ago. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, said that it would be released in January of 2003. Since then, 6 types of Safari have been made. The newest one was made in June of 2012.


Safari has a number of features. Some are specific to certain operating systems or platforms. Here is a list of some of Safari's features:

  • Email webpage (Mac OS X only)
  • Save webpage
  • Top sites (pages most visited)
  • Support for HTML5
  • Development features
  • Opening webpage with another browser
  • Changing user agent
  • Web Inspector
  • Error console
  • Disable CSS

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