Apple Safari turns 10 years today

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!

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