Is SkyFire Heading For Apple?
This is surprising when it’s realised that Apple have blocked this in the past, although there are notable exceptions. For instance, Opera is now included on the web site.
Even more interesting is that SkyFire is known to be able to output rich media and video, including Flash. Apple have never been enamoured with Flash. So if SkyFire does become available on the Apple Store then it will be a welcome move.
SkyFire is apparently already available for Android phones so perhaps Apple has been persuaded as to the value of this browser.
If it does get accepted, SkyFire won’t be available for some time as it’s in the development stage at the moment. However Greg Kumparak of the Mobile Crunch web site reported: “It’s by no means official just yet, but a pair of much-trusted little birdies have just informed me that SkyFire has just entered the final testing phase of what they intend to be the first public iPhone build, with plans to submit to Apple early next week.”
He added that it has been known that SkyFire had been working on the browsers iPhone compatibility for some time – the company actually confirmed it after Opera surprisingly got accepted to the App Store. When asked, SkyFire wouldn’t confirm or deny the rumours but it is thought that they will probably announce their submission to the App Store in the early part of next week.
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