By April 13, 2010

Apple has approved the Opera Mini web browser for the iPhone


Stop the presses, something huge just happened in the App Store; Apple has approved a 3rd party web browser and added it to the virtual shelves of their all conquering app store! That’s right, the Opera Mini for iPhone app has been approved by Steve Jobs and co. and is now ready to be downloaded free in the app store!

We’ve been covering this story for some time, ever since we first caught glimpses of the Opera browser playing nicely with Apple’s iPhone back in February at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. The browser, just like it’s various other incarnations for the various operating systems and Java enabled feature phones, compresses web pages by up to 90% offering lightening quick load times for web pages.

This compression not only drastically improves loading times but also lowers data costs as well, something that will come in handy for those who have switched their contracts to pay as you go in the run up to the inevitable launch of the iPhone 4G/ HD.

Whilst it would have seemed a no brainer for you or I, the fact remained that Apple had yet to approve a single third party web browser in the app store up until this point. But, the guys behind Opera for iPhone were adamant that they’d gone through the terms for apps with a fine tooth comb and it would appear they were right! Opera Mini for iPhone is available free in the App store now, check it out on your iPhone today.

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