Includes the ability to re-arrange tabs by dragging, improved web standards support, the ability to display SVG images, and integration with the Dashboard, allowing users to create widgets from ordinary web pages.
Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5 out of beta.
Improves support for HTML5, auto-complete in the Smart Address Field, tabbed browsing, Full History Search, Private Browsing, protection from cross-site scripting with XSS auditing, support for web applications that use Java Script Object Notation, and developer tools.
Improves performance and stability when pasting text into text fields in webpages, auto-complete functions, PDF handling, and transferring images from Safari to i Photo, when using Facebook and e Music.
Tabbed browsing, forms and passwords autofill, browser reset (removes cookies, cache, etc.), Netscape and Mozilla bookmarks importing, improved support for web standards, improved Apple Script support, more localizations. Safari is now default Mac OS X browser, faster autotabs, support for i Sync bookmark synchronization, all Mac OS X languages supported, more Apple Scripts to control browser, improved support for web standards. Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color. Improves stability for third-party plug-ins and websites with online forms and Scalable Vector Graphics.
The new Nitro engine (previously code named Squirrel Fish Extreme) renders Java Script 4.2 times faster than the previous release of Safari according to Apple test reports.
Fixes an issue that prevented Google Wave and other websites using Java Script encryption libraries from working correctly on 32-bit systems, an issue that prevented Safari from launching on systems with network home directories, an issue that could cause borders on You Tube thumbnails to disappear when hovering over the thumbnail image, an issue that could cause Flash content to overlap with other content on Facebook, Crate and Barrel, and other sites when using Flash 10.1, an issue that prevented boarding passes from American Airlines from printing correctly, an issue that could cause DNS prefetching requests to overburden certain routers, and an issue that could cause Voice Over to misidentify elements of webpages.
Improves accuracy of Top Sites and Top Hit results in the address bar.
This marked the first time that the company had made a formal statement about the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities, which were reported to affect phones, servers and PCs.
Apple said recent updates to its i OS, mac OS and tv OS operating systems included protections against the Meltdown issue, which has been shown to affect several Intel chips.