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[Ars] Firefox is out of the iOS game until Apple changes its ways

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We iOS users have it OK when it comes to alternate browsers. Although we still can't set anything but mobile Safari as the default, those of us who prefer another browser have a few options available, including Opera, Chrome, and iCab. But if you've been holding your breath for a (new) iOS version of Firefox, you can exhale: Mozilla doesn't plan to release a new version until Apple changes its ways when it comes to controlling user choice.

A full-on version of Firefox has never existed for iOS, although there were many hints that the organization might be working on one. Mozilla used to have an app called Firefox Home for iOS, but it wasn't meant to act as a browser as it focused mainly on bookmark and tab syncing. Ultimately, the organization pulled the app in September in order to "focus our resources on other projects."

Firefox is out of the iOS game until Apple changes its ways


Sucks for you Apple types.


PS: That's not Jackie Chan reporting, in case you misread the quote attribute.
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Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post

Firefox is out of the iOS game until Apple changes its ways


Sucks for you Apple types.


PS: That's not Jackie Chan reporting, in case you misread the quote attribute.

I honestly don't care whether they come out with a browser or not because I feel safari does a pretty good job on iOS.
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A shame for iOS users who prefer firefox.
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I use Mercury to sync with Firefox, so it isn't a big deal.
I think that is why they aren't doing it, cause they know they don't have to.
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Safari is working just fine thanks.
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Safari works fine who cares.
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I use Mercury to sync with Firefox, so it isn't a big deal.
I think that is why they aren't doing it, cause they know they don't have to.

So long as Mercury is around im set. Its better than Chrome or Dolphin (at least on my iPad 2 anyway).
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To be honest, I don't really care. Safari works fine just the way it is; at least for me.
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post #9 of 105
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Safari works fine who cares.

The reason to care is so that you can use the Gecko engine as opposed to webkit. For whatever difference that makes, for the average user probably none, but for the developer it may be very important.
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post #10 of 105
FF mobile sucks hard anyways so nothing is lost.
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