On January 9th, 2001 Apple released the first version of iTunes at Macworld. The application was based on SoundJam MP, an old piece of software Apple purchased from a development company called Casady & Greene in 2000. Apple simplified the SoundJam MP interface, added CD burning, and rebranded it as iTunes.
It seems as if it was only yesterday that Apple released their first public Safari beta, when in reality it was exactly 10 years ago. The app was designed by Apple to replace Microsoft Internet Explorer, which was the default Mac browser up to OS X 10.2.
Steve Jobs introduced Safari at Macworld San Francisco on January 7, 2003, announcing that Apple based the browser on the company’s internal fork of the KHTML rendering engine — Webkit. The first official version was released on June 23, 2003.
Safari’s little brother for iOS made its debut in 2007 along with the iPhone.
Happy Birthday, Safari!