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Firefox browser may finally come to iOS

iPhone and iPad users may finally be able to download the Firefox browser on their devices soon as Mozilla’s Vice President for the browser is keen to get on to the App Store. This is a step away from Mozilla’s previous stance as the company has stated in the past that Firefox would not come to iOS.

This was apparently down to Apple not allowing Mozilla to use its own web engine on iOS devices, instead Firefox would have to use Apple’s own Javascript and rendering engine, which other browsers have done. It looks like Mozilla is willing to comply with Apple’s terms now in an effort to reach a wider audience.

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Firefox release manager confirmed the change of heart on Twitter, saying that “we need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS”.

This new direction could be due to a change on CEO at the company. There’s currently no estimated time frame for Firefox on iOS but it is apparently in the works, although we will have to wait and see if it pays off or not.

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KitGuru Says: Mozilla will be hoping to see a boost in users following Firefox’s launch on iOS as a lot of people like to user the same browser across multiple devices and have things like bookmarks sync across.

Source: Tech Crunch

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