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The old Safari logo.


Safari is a web browser developed by Apple Inc. It made its first appearance in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, and has since expanded to Apple's iOS mobile operating system with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. It is the default browser on macOS and iOS. A version of Safari was available for Windows from 2007 until its discontinuation in 2012.


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Prior to 1997, Macintosh computers were only shipped with the Netscape Navigator and Cyberdog browsers. Starting from Mac OS 8.1 until Mac OS X 10.2, Internet Explorer for Mac was the default web browser due to a five-year agreement between Microsoft and Apple.

On January 7, 2003 at Macworld San Francisco, Steve Jobs announced that Apple had developed their own web browser – Safari. It was based on the WebKit rendering engine, and the first beta version was released for OS X that day. A number of betas were released before version 1.0 rolled out on June 23, 2003.