Software is looking to put Apple on the spot thanks to its Opera Mini
browser. The company just
announced today that "Opera Mini for iPhone" has been
submitted to Apple's iPhone App Store.
Mini for iPhone gets around using interpreted code issues by
using server-side rendering. By going with server-side rendering,
Opera says that it can compress data by up to 90 percent before it
reaches the end user making for faster browsing speeds (and reduced
Opera Mini for iPhone doesn't use interpreted code, the only reason
that we could foresee Apple rejecting the browser would be due to the
fact that until now it has
only allowed WebKit-based browsers into the App Store. If Apple
approves Opera Mini for iPhone, it will be seen as a bold gesture
from Apple whose heavy handed approach to app store
approvals/rejections is well known. If Apple were to reject Opera
Mini for iPhone, many will point to the hypocrisy of allowing
"duplication of functionality" for the current Webkit-based
browsers available in the App Store.
Opera Mini for iPhone sneak peek during MWC told us that we have
something special,” said Opera Software's Jon von Tetzchner. “Opera
has put every effort into creating a customized, stylized,
feature-rich and highly responsive browser that masterfully combines
iPhone capabilities with Opera’s renowned Web experience, and the
result is a high performing browser for the iPhone.”
will be interesting to see Apple's reaction to Opera Mini for iPhone
-- no matter if the answer is yes or no, the web will likely be abuzz
with commentary for days regarding Apple's decision. Opera Software is milking this process for all its worth with a countup timer that shows how long it has been since the app was submitted to Apple.
quote: So singling out Opera here and blaming Opera for the ballot screen is quite silly.
quote: What matters is that Microsoft broke the law. Whoever reported that is irrelevant.
quote: Opera had one of the biggest mouths claiming no one wants our browser because IE comes with Windows, Microsoft is evil, blah, blah, blah.
quote: Firefox doesn't come bundled with Windows yet it continues to do Very well. They haven't been near the whimpering status that Opera has been.
quote: So yes the Ballot screen was Microsofts idea but it came about because of complainers like Opera(and others) and the EU thinking they are God.
quote: I also find it funny that Opera claimed their downloads has soared! since the ballot screen! When in reality its more likely to do with them releasing a new version.
quote: And it's not the device speed. It's the connection speed.
quote: Opera Mini for iPhone gets around using interpreted code issues by using server-side rendering.
quote: But I seriously doubt that Apple is going to provide a "ballot box" on every iPhone. Thsi time if Opera wins they will have to rely upon the intelligent choice of an iPhone user instead of an EU Court to help them.
quote: If they reject the app then Opera will cry foul again.
quote: Opera has never "cried foul". Opera reported Microsoft to the authorities for breaking the law once .
quote: Apple did not break the law, as the iPhone is not a monopoly, and so Apple can't abuse a non-existing monopoly.
quote: If they ever come to have the dominance MS now has you can be sure they'd be in court being broken up :P