Safari version history

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The version history of Safari spans from 2003 to the present from its initial preview release for Mac OS X at Macworld to becoming cross-platform with versions for Windows and iOS.

Version compatibility[edit]

Operating system Operating system version Latest Safari version Support
macOS Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar 1.0.3 (August 13, 2004) 2003–2004
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther 1.3.2[1] (January 11, 2006) 2003–2006
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger 4.1.3[2] (November 18, 2010) 2005–2010
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard 5.0.6[3] (July 20, 2011) 2007–2011
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard 5.1.10[4] (September 12, 2013) 2009–2013
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 6.1.6[5] (August 13, 2014) 2011–2014
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 6.2.8[6] (August 13, 2015) 2012–2015
OS X 10.9 Mavericks 9.1.3[7] (September 1, 2016) 2013–2016
OS X 10.10 Yosemite 10.1.2[8] (July 19, 2017) 2014-2017
OS X 10.11 El Capitan 11.1.2[9] (July 9, 2018) Since 2015
macOS 10.12 Sierra 11.1.2[9] (July 9, 2018) Since 2016
macOS 10.13 High Sierra 11.1.2[9] (July 9, 2018) Since 2017
Microsoft
Windows
Windows 2000 3.0.3 (August 1, 2007) Unofficial
Windows XP SP1 4.0.3 (August 11, 2009) 2007–2009
Windows XP SP2, SP3 5.1.7[10] (May 9, 2012) 2007–2012
Windows Vista
Windows 7 2009–2012
Windows 8 2012
Windows 10 None

Release history[edit]

Legend:   Obsolete   Discontinued   Beta   Current   Beta

Mac[edit]

Safari 1[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 0/1.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
0.8 48 Mac OS X v10.2 - Mac OS X v10.3 January 7, 2003 Public Beta. Initial release at Macworld San Francisco.
0.9 73 April 14, 2003 Public Beta 2. Tabbed browsing, forms and passwords autofill, browser reset (removes cookies, cache, etc.), Netscape and Mozilla bookmarks importing, improved support for web standards, improved AppleScript support, more localizations.
1.0 85 June 23, 2003 First non-beta release. Safari is now default Mac OS X browser, faster autotabs, support for iSync bookmark synchronization, all Mac OS X languages supported, more AppleScripts to control browser, improved support for web standards.
1.0.3 85.8.5 August 13, 2004 Improves the Safari rendering engine to expand third party application support and delivers the latest security enhancements.
1.1 100 Mac OS X v10.3 October 24, 2003 Released with Mac OS X v10.3. Improved speed, improved support for web standards, improved CSS support.
1.2 125 February 2, 2004 Improved compatibility with websites and web applications. Support for personal certificate authentication. Full keyboard access for navigation. Ability to resume interrupted downloads. Sajax and LiveConnect support. XMLHttpRequest support.
1.3 312 April 15, 2005 Released with Mac OS X v10.3.9. Included most of the rendering speed and website compatibility improvements that were developed for 2.0. designMode support.
1.3.1 312.3 August 29, 2005 Improves website compatibility, application stability and support for 3rd party web applications.
1.3.2 312.5 January 11, 2006 Improves website compatibility, application stability and support for 3rd party web applications. Requires 1.3.1 in order to install.
1.3.2 312.6 January 12, 2006 Requires earlier version in order to install.

Safari 2[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 2.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
2.0 412 Mac OS X v10.4 April 29, 2005 Dubbed "Safari RSS." Released with Mac OS X v10.4. Improved rendering speed and website compatibility. Integrated RSS and Atom reader. Integrated PDF viewer. Private Browsing mode and Parental Controls. Ability to save complete websites using the proprietary WebArchive format.
2.0.2 416.11 October 31, 2005 Safari passes the Web Standards Project Acid2 test.
2.0.4 419.3 January 10, 2006 Most widely distributed version of Safari 2, available only as part of Mac OS X Update 10.4.4.[11] Last stable version released before version 3.0. Last Mac OS X-exclusive version, until version 6.0.

Safari 3[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 3.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
3.0 522.11 Mac OS X v10.4 June 11, 2007 Public beta. Initial release at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Version for Mac OS X v10.4.9 and later. Improved searching within web pages. Drag and drop tabs, and the ability to save a group of tabs as a single bookmark. Live resizing of text input fields. Bonjour support for bookmarks. Initial SVG support.
3.0.2 522.12 June 22, 2007 Public beta.
3.0.3 522.12.1 July 31, 2007 Public beta. Latest security updates.
3.0.4 523.10 Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 October 26, 2007 Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5 out of beta. 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. For web developers, Safari 3 includes a new "Web Inspector" similar to the DOM Inspector extension for Mozilla Firefox.
November 14, 2007 Officially released for Mac OS X v10.4.11.
3.1 525.13 March 18, 2008 Introduces support for CSS Web fonts and animations and improves support for SVG and HTML5 media. Performance improvements.
3.1.1 525.17 April 16, 2008 Improved stability and added security updates.
525.20 May 28, 2008 Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5.3.
3.1.2 525.21 June 30, 2008 Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5.4.
3.2 525.26 November 13, 2008 Added phishing detection, Extended Validation Certificate support, security fixes.
3.2.1 525.27 November 24, 2008 Stability improvements.
3.2.3 525.28 May 12, 2009 Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5.7.

Safari 4[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 4.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
4.0 Beta 526.11.2 Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.5 June 11, 2008 First developer seed. Includes SquirrelFish JavaScript interpreter. Adds ability to save webpages as standalone web applications. Passes Acid3 test.
528.16 February 24, 2009 Version 4 Public Beta. Added features include a "Top Sites" tool that tracks the user's most recently viewed pages, and notifies the user of content updates; Cover Flow support for history and bookmarks; and full history search. A new, radically redesigned UI, with the tabs now on top, has been implemented. The new Nitro engine (previously code named SquirrelFish Extreme) renders JavaScript 4.2 times faster than the previous release of Safari according to Apple test reports. A newly redesigned set of Developer Tools, Auto-Detect of Google searches and websites, and full page zooming have also been added.[12] The "save page as standalone web applications" feature from the first developer preview of Safari 4 has been removed. The full feature list on Apple's website describes the other 150 new features of Safari 4.[13]
528.17 May 12, 2009 Public beta. Latest security updates.
4.0 530.17 June 8, 2009 Stable release, officially released at WWDC. Tabs, which were located in the title bar in 4.0 beta releases, have been returned to their original location under the bookmarks bar.
4.0.1 530.18 June 17, 2009 Improved compatibility with iPhoto '09.
4.0.2 530.19 July 8, 2009 Improves stability of Nitro JavaScript engine and includes the latest compatibility and security fixes. Officially released with Mac OS X 10.5.8 on August 5, 2009.
4.0.3 531.9 Mac OS X v10.4 - 10.6 August 11, 2009 Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML5 video tag. Fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into iWork.com. Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color.
4.0.4 531.21.10 November 11, 2009 Improves JavaScript and Full History Search performance. Improves stability of third-party plug-ins, search field, and Yahoo! Mail. Adds latest security fixes.
4.0.5 531.22.7 March 11, 2010 Improves Top Sites performance. Improves stability for third-party plug-ins and websites with online forms and Scalable Vector Graphics. Fixes issues that prevented Safari from changing settings on some Linksys routers and prevented some iWork.com users from commenting on documents.
4.1 533.16 Mac OS X v10.4 June 7, 2010 Improves performance of JavaScript, Top Sites, and trackpad pinch gestures. Adds faster page loading with DNS prefetching and improved page caching, and Bing search option in the Search Field. 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 JavaScript 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 iPhoto, when using Facebook and eMusic. Improves reliability of authentication to Windows IIS. Fixes an issue that prevented some users from dragging files when logged into etrade.com.
4.1.1 533.17.8 July 28, 2010 More accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field and timing for CSS animations. Adds better stability when scrolling through MobileMe Mail. Fixes an issue that prevented Google Wave and other websites using JavaScript 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 YouTube 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 VoiceOver to misidentify elements of webpages.
4.1.2 533.18.5 September 7, 2010 Fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms.
4.1.3 533.19.4 November 18, 2010 Improves accuracy of Top Sites and Top Hit results in the address bar. Fixes an issue with Flash 10.1 that caused overlapping of webpage content. Improves reliability of pop-up blocking. Improves stability of typing in text fields on netflix.com and facebook.com. Improves stability of VoiceOver.

Safari 5[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 5.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
5.0 533.16 Mac OS X v10.5 - 10.6 June 7, 2010 Added new features including Safari Reader, Bing Search, and Safari Development Tools. Improves JavaScript performance, page caching, and DNS prefetching. Improves support for HTML5. Other improvements and features include smarter address field, tabs settings, search history with date, Top Sites/history button, private browsing icon, XSS auditor, and the return of the address bar loading status indicator. Included in the Mac OS X v10.6.4 update.
5.0.1 533.17.8 July 28, 2010 Added a new feature: Safari Extensions. Provides more accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field and timing for CSS animations. Adds better stability when using the Safari Reader keyboard shortcut and scrolling through MobileMe Mail. Fixes display of multipage articles from Rolling Stone in Safari Reader. Fixes an issue that prevented Google Wave and other websites using JavaScript encryption libraries from working correctly on 32-bit systems, an issue that prevented Safari from launching on Leopard systems with network home directories, an issue that could cause borders on YouTube 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 VoiceOver to misidentify elements of webpages.
5.0.2 533.18.5 September 7, 2010 Fixes issues that prevented submission of web forms, fixes issues that caused incorrect displaying of content in Google Images with Flash Player 10.1 installed, and establishes encrypted and authenticated connection to Safari Extensions Gallery.
5.0.3 533.19.4 November 18, 2010 Improves accuracy of Top Sites, and Top Hit results in address bar. Fixes an issue with Flash 10.1 that caused overlapping of webpage content. Improves reliability of pop-up blocking. Improves stability of typing in text fields on Netflix and Facebook. Improves stability of JavaScript extensions. Improves stability of VoiceOver.
5.0.4 533.20.27 March 9, 2011 Improves stability for webpages with multiple plug-in content. Improves compatibility with webpages with image reflections and transition effects. Fixes an issue that caused webpages to print with incorrect layouts. Fixes an issue that caused webpages with plug-in content to display incorrectly. Fixes an issue that caused the screen saver to appear while a video is playing. Improves compatibility with VoiceOver on webpages with text input areas and lists with selectable items. Improves stability when using VoiceOver.
5.0.5 533.21.1 April 14, 2011 Security update.
5.0.6 533.22.3 Mac OS X v10.5 July 20, 2011 Stability improvements for web applications that use WebSocket with certain proxy configurations. Improvements to the appearance and layout of text with HTML5 ruby annotations. A fix for an issue that could cause elements in frames to appear in the wrong place on Pandora.com and other websites.
5.1 534.48.3 Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.7 Bundled with Mac OS X v10.7. New features include Reading List for managing webpages and links, new process architecture for improved stability and responsiveness, Resume for launching windows from a previous browsing session, improved privacy settings, Private AutoFill, additional text search controls, and the ability to drag and drop items from the Downloads window. Introduces support for full-screen webpages, media caching with the HTML5 application cache, MathML, Web Open Font Format, CSS3 auto-hyphenation, CSS3 vertical text, CSS3 text emphasis, Window.onError, and formatted XML files. Adds new Extensions APIs, including support for popovers, menus, new event classes, and interaction with Safari Reader.
5.1.1 534.51.22 October 12, 2011 Bundled with Mac OS X v10.7.2. Adds support for iCloud syncing of bookmarks and Reading List. Improves JavaScript performance. Contains improvements to performance, stability, usability, compatibility, accessibility, and security.
5.1.2 534.52.7 November 29, 2011 Improves stability. Addresses issues with hangs, excessive memory usage, and white flashes within webpages. Allows PDFs to be displayed within web content.
5.1.3 534.53.10 February 1, 2012 Bundled with Mac OS X v10.7.3.
5.1.4 534.54.16 March 12, 2012 Improved Javascript performance. Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations, or with an intermittent network connection. Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows. Address issues that prevented printing U.S. Postal Service shipping labels and embedded PDFs. Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages. Fix an issue that could make Flash content appear incomplete after using gesture zooming. Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video. Improve stability, compatibility, and startup time when using extensions. Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing. Fix an issue that could cause some data to be left behind after pressing the “Remove All Website Data” button.[14]
5.1.5 534.55.3 March 26, 2012 Contains a fix for an issue that could affect website usability when running Safari in 32-bit mode; other stability improvements.[15]
5.1.6 534.56.5 Mac OS X v10.7 May 9, 2012 Bundled with Mac OS X v10.7.4, contains stability improvements.
5.1.7 534.57.2 Mac OS X v10.6 - 10.7 May 9, 2012 Improve the browser's responsiveness when the system is low on memory. Fix an issue that could prevent webpages from responding after using a pinch to zoom gesture. Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users. Disable versions of Adobe Flash Player that do not include the latest security updates and provide the option to get the current version from Adobe's website.
5.1.8 534.58.2 Mac OS X v10.6 March 14, 2013 Security updates [16]
5.1.9 534.59.8 April 16, 2013 Security updates [17]
5.1.10 534.59.10 September 12, 2013 Security updates [18]

Safari 6[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 6.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
6.0 536.25 OS X v10.7 - 10.8 July 25, 2012 Improved Javascript performance. Website URL and Search are now in one bar. iCloud integration added. Twitter integration added. Overall faster performance. More HTML5 support.
6.0.1 536.26 September 21, 2012 Bundled with OS X 10.8.2. Adds SSL support for Google searches from the Smart Search Field in Safari.
6.0.2 536.26.17 November 1, 2012 Security fixes only.
6.0.3 536.28.10 March 14, 2013 Contains fixes that improve performance, stability, and security. [1]
6.0.4 536.29.13 April 16, 2013 Security updates [17]
6.0.5 536.30.1 June 5, 2013
6.1 537.43.58 June 11, 2013 New Sidebar with Shared Links, Bookmarks and Reading List. Redesigned Top Sites. Power-saving technologies.
6.1.1 537.73.11 December 16, 2013 Security update.[19]
6.1.2 February 25, 2014 Security update.[20]
6.1.3 April 1, 2014 Security update.[21]
6.1.4 May 21, 2014 Security update.[22]
6.1.5 June 30, 2014 Security update.[23]
6.1.6 537.78.2[24] August 13, 2014 Security update.[25]
6.2 OS X 10.8 September 18, 2014 Security update.[26]
6.2.1 December 4, 2014 Security update.[27]
6.2.2 December 11, 2014 Security update.[28]
6.2.3 January 27, 2015 Security update.[29]
6.2.4 March 17, 2015 Security update.[30]
6.2.5 April 8, 2015 Security update.[31]
6.2.6 May 6, 2015 Security update.[32]
6.2.7 June 30, 2015 Security update.[33]
6.2.8 537.85.17 August 13, 2015 Security update.[6]

Safari 7[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 7.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
7.0 537.71 OS X 10.9 October 22, 2013 Bundled with OS X 10.9 Developer Preview 1.New Sidebar with Shared Links, Bookmarks and Reading List. Redesigned Top Sites. Nitro Tiered JIT, Fast Start and power-saving technologies.[34]
7.0.1 537.73.11 December 16, 2013 Security update.[19] Bundled with OS X 10.9.1[35]
7.0.2 February 25, 2014 Security update.[20]
7.0.3 537.75.14 April 1, 2014 Security update.[21] Bundled with OS X 10.9.3[36]
7.0.4 537.76.4 May 21, 2014 Security update.[22]
7.0.5 537.77.4 June 30, 2014 Security update.[23] Bundled with OS X 10.9.4[37]
7.0.6 537.78.2 August 13, 2014 Security update.[25] Bundled with OS X 10.9.5[38]
7.1 September 18, 2014 Security update.[26]
7.1.1 December 4, 2014 Security update.[27]
7.1.2 December 11, 2014 Security update.[28]
7.1.3 January 27, 2015 Security update.[29]
7.1.4 March 17, 2015 Security update.[30]
7.1.5 April 8, 2015 Security update.[31]
7.1.6 May 6, 2015 Security update.[32]
7.1.7 June 30, 2015 Security update.[33]
7.1.8 537.85.17 August 13, 2015 Security update.[6]

Safari 8[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 8.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
8.0 538.35.8 OS X 10.10 October 16, 2014 Bundled with OS X 10.10. Browser gets first new logo in 11 years, similar in style to iOS 7-onwards.[39] Support for APNG was added.[40]
8.0.1 December 4, 2014 Security update.[27]
8.0.2 December 11, 2014 Security update.[28]
8.0.3 January 27, 2015 Security update.[29]
8.0.4 March 17, 2015 Security update.[30]
8.0.5 April 8, 2015 Security update.[31]
8.0.6 600.6.3 May 6, 2015 Security update.[32]
8.0.7 600.7.12 June 30, 2015 Security update.[33]
8.0.8 August 13, 2015 Security update.[6]

Safari 9[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 9.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
9.0 601.1.56 OS X 10.9 - 10.11 September 30, 2015 Bundled with 10.11.[41]
9.0.1 601.2.7 October 21, 2015 Security update.[42]
9.0.2 601.3.9 December 8, 2015 Security update.[43]
9.0.3 601.4.4 January 15, 2016 Security update.[44]
9.1 601.5.17 March 21, 2016 Adds support for <picture> element, iOS gesture events, CSS variables, CSS font features.[45]
9.1.1 601.6.17 May 17, 2016 Security updates and improved memory handling.[46]
9.1.2 601.7.1 July 18, 2016 Security and stability update[47]
9.1.3 601.7.8 September 1, 2016 Security and stability update[48]

Safari 10[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 10.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
10.0 602.1.50 OS X 10.10 - macOS 10.12 September 20, 2016 Launched with macOS 10.12 Sierra.
  • Safari Extensions such as 1Password, Save to Pocket, and DuckDuckGo[49]
  • New Bookmarks sidebar, including double-click to focus in on a folder[49]
  • Redesigned Bookmarks and History views[49]
  • Site-specific zoom: Safari remembers and re-applies your zoom level to websites[49]
  • Improved AutoFill from Contacts card[49]
  • Reader improvements, including in-line sub-headlines, bylines, and publish dates[49]
  • Legacy plug-ins are turned off by default in favor of HTML5 versions of websites[49]
  • Allow reopening of recently closed tabs through the History menu, holding the "+" button in the tab bar, or using Shift-Command-T[49]
  • When a link opens in a new tab, it is now possible to hit the back button or swipe to close it and go back to the original tab[49]
  • Improved ranking of Frequently Visited Sites[49]
  • Web Inspector Timelines Tab[49]
  • Debugging using Web Inspector[49]
10.0.1 602.2.14 October 24, 2016 Security and stability update[50]
10.0.2 602.3.12 December 13, 2016 Security and stability update[51]
10.0.3 602.4.8 January 23, 2017 Security and stability update[52]
10.1 603.1.30 March 27, 2017 New web technology additions and improvements such as Fetch API, CSS Grid Layout, ECMAScript 2016 & ECMAScript 2017, IndexedDB 2.0, Custom Elements, Gamepad API, Pointer Lock API, interactive form validation, input events, HTML5 download attribute support, HTML Media Capture, improved fixed and sticky element positioning, improved Web Inspector debugging, CSS wide-gamut colors support, reduced motion media query, and more.[53][54] Also includes security fixes.[55]
10.1.1 603.2.4 May 15, 2017 Security and stability update[56]
10.1.2 603.3.8 July 19, 2017 Security and stability update[8]

Safari 11[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 11.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
11.0 OS X 10.11 - macOS 10.13 September 19, 2017 Bundled with macOS 10.13 High Sierra.[57]
  • Stops audio from automatically playing on most websites
  • Includes Intelligent Tracking Prevention that identifies trackers on webpages and prevent them from gathering data about you[58]
  • Configure Reader, content blockers, page zoom, and auto-play settings on a per-website basis, or for all websites
  • Includes updated media controls for HTML5 video and audio
  • Adds support for new web technologies such as WebRTC, Media Capture API, Resource Timing API, WebAssembly, variable fonts, CSS strokes and more.[59]
  • Security fixes[60]
11.0.1 October 31, 2017 Security update[61]
11.0.2 December 6, 2017 Security update[62]
11.0.3 January 23, 2018 Security update[63]
11.1 March 29, 2018 Bundled with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4.[64]
  • Adds support for new web technologies such as Service Workers, Payment Request API, Beacon API, Subresource Integrity, improved ECMAScript 2018 support and more.[65]
  • Helps protect privacy by only AutoFilling usernames and passwords after selecting them in a web form field[66]
  • Displays warnings in the Smart Search Field when interacting with password or credit card forms on non-encrypted web pages[66]
  • Security fixes[67]
11.1.1 June 1, 2018 Security update[68]
11.1.2 July 9, 2018 Security update[9]

Windows[edit]

Safari 3[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 3.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
3.0 522.11.3 Windows XP, Vista June 11, 2007 Public beta, first release for Windows XP and Windows Vista (not officially supported on Windows 2000). Announced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. Feature parity with Mac OS X version.
3.0.1 522.12.2 June 13, 2007 Public beta, second release for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Major security updates.
3.0.2 522.13.1 June 22, 2007 Public beta, third release for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Security updates.
3.0.3 522.15.5 August 1, 2007 Public beta, fourth Windows release. Includes major stability enhancements, including a fix for a memory leak.
3.0.4 523.12.9 November 14, 2007 Public beta, fifth Windows release. Fixes many UI behavior issues, though issues still remain. Ends unofficial support for Windows 2000 (will not run). Added many keyboard shortcut functions found in most major browsers (for example, switching tabs).
523.13 December 17, 2007 Safari 3 Beta 3.0.4 Security Update: A security update meant to prevent cross-site scripting attacks was applied to the existing release of Safari.[69]
523.15 December 21, 2007 Safari 3 Beta 3.0.4 Security Update v1.1: This update fixes an issue introduced with the previous security update "that may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit when browsing certain websites."
3.1 525.13 March 18, 2008 First stable release of Safari for Windows. Introduces support for CSS Web fonts and animations and improves support for SVG and HTML5 media. Performance improvements. Added automatic spell checker for searches.
3.1.1 525.17 April 16, 2008 Improved stability and added security updates.
3.1.2 525.21 June 19, 2008 Improved stability and added security updates.
3.2 525.26.13 November 13, 2008 Added phishing detection, Extended Validation Certificate support, security fixes.
3.2.1 525.27.1 November 24, 2008 Stability improvements.
3.2.2 525.28.1 February 12, 2009 Security updates.
3.2.3 525.29.1 May 12, 2009 Security updates.

Safari 4[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 4.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
4.0 526.12.2 Windows XP, Vista, 7 June 11, 2008 First developer seed. Includes SquirrelFish JavaScript interpreter. Adds ability to save webpages as standalone web applications. Passes Acid3 test. Added optional Windows native font rendering.
528.1.1 August 22, 2008 Second developer seed. New developer menu, redesigned Web Inspector, and JavaScript developer tools. Also includes elements from the new Webkit versions, such as support for new CSS features, as well as improved support for HTML5 in general.[70]
528.16 February 24, 2009 Version 4 Public Beta. Added features include a "Top Sites" tool that tracks the user's most recently viewed pages, and notifies the user of content updates; Cover Flow support for history and bookmarks; and full history search. A new, radically redesigned UI, with the tabs now on top, has been implemented. The new Nitro engine (previously code named SquirrelFish Extreme) renders JavaScript 4.2 times faster than the previous release of Safari according to Apple test reports. A newly redesigned set of Developer Tools, Auto-Detect of Google searches and websites, and full page zooming have also been added. The "save page as standalone web applications" feature from the first developer preview of Safari 4 has been removed. Look and feel more native to the Windows UI. Apple font smoothing is now an option; Safari can be configured to adhere to the default Windows system font smoothing setting. The full feature list on Apple's website describes the other 150 new features of Safari 4.
528.17 May 12, 2009 Public beta. Latest security updates.
4.0.1 530.17 June 8, 2009 Stable release, officially released at WWDC. Tabs, which were located in the title bar in 4.0 beta releases, have been returned to their original location under the bookmarks bar.
4.0.2 530.19.1 July 8, 2009 Improves stability of Nitro JavaScript engine and includes the latest compatibility and security fixes.
4.0.3 531.9.1 August 11, 2009 Stability improvements for webpages that use the HTML5 video tag. Fixes an issue that prevented some users from logging into iWork.com. Fixes an issue that could cause web content to be displayed in greyscale instead of color.
  • Last version to support Windows XP GM and SP1.
4.0.4 531.21.10 November 11, 2009 Improves JavaScript and Full History Search performance. Improves stability of third-party plug-ins, search field, and Yahoo! Mail. Adds latest security fixes. Added support for Windows 7.
4.0.5 531.22.7 March 11, 2010 Improves Top Sites performance. Improves stability for third-party plug-ins and websites with online forms and Scalable Vector Graphics. Fixes issues that prevented Safari from changing settings on some Linksys routers and prevented some iWork.com users from commenting on documents.

Safari 5[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 5.x
Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
5.0 533.16 Windows XP, Vista, 7 June 7, 2010 Added new features including Safari Reader, Bing Search, and Safari Development Tools. Improves JavaScript performance, page caching, and DNS prefetching. Improves support for HTML5. Other improvements and features include smarter address field, tabs settings, search history with date, Top Sites/history button, private browsing icon, XSS auditor, and hardware acceleration.
5.0.1 533.17.8 July 28, 2010 Added a new feature: Safari Extensions. Provides more accurate Top Hit results in the Address Field and timing for CSS animations. Adds better stability when using the Safari Reader keyboard shortcut and scrolling through MobileMe Mail. Fixes display of multipage articles from Rolling Stone in Safari Reader. Fixes an issue that prevented Google Wave and other websites using JavaScript encryption libraries from working correctly on 32-bit systems, an issue that could cause borders on YouTube 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, and an issue that could cause DNS prefetching requests to overburden certain routers.
5.0.2 533.18.5 September 7, 2010 Fixes issues that prevented submission of web forms, fixes issues that caused incorrect displaying of content in Google Images with Flash Player 10.1 installed, and establishes encrypted and authenticated connection to Safari Extensions Gallery.
5.0.3 533.19.4 November 18, 2010 Improves accuracy of Top Sites, and Top Hit results in address bar. Fixes an issue with Flash 10.1 that caused overlapping webpage content. Improves reliability of pop-up blocking. Fixes an issue affecting playback of videos with rotations or flips. Improves reliability when typing into text fields on Netflix and Facebook. Improves stability with JavaScript extensions and using screen readers.
5.0.4 533.20.27 March 9, 2011 Improves compatibility with webpages with transition effects. Fixes an issue that caused webpages to print with incorrect layouts. Fixes an issue that prevented HTML5 video from playing on YouTube. Fixes an issue that caused content to display incorrectly on webpages with plug-ins.
5.0.5 533.21.1 April 14, 2011 Security update.
5.1 534.50 July 20, 2011 Introduces support for full-screen webpages, media caching, MathML, Web Open Font Format, CSS3 Auto-hyphenation, CSS3 Vertical Text, and CSS3 Text Emphasis. Extension support for popovers, menus, new event classes, and Reader interaction.
5.1.1 534.51.22 October 12, 2011 Adds support for iCloud syncing of bookmarks and Reading List. Improves JavaScript performance. Contains improvements to performance, stability, usability, compatibility, accessibility, and security.
5.1.2 534.52.7 November 29, 2011 Improves stability. Addresses issues with hangs, excessive memory usage, and white flashes within webpages. Allows PDFs to be displayed within web content.
5.1.4 534.54.16 March 12, 2012 Improved Javascript performance. Improve responsiveness when typing into the search field after changing network configurations, or with an intermittent network connection. Address an issue that could cause webpages to flash white when switching between Safari windows. Preserve links in PDFs saved from webpages. Fix an issue that could cause the screen to dim while watching HTML5 video. Improve stability, compatibility, and startup time when using extensions. Allow cookies set during regular browsing to be available after using Private Browsing.
5.1.5 534.55.3 March 26, 2012 Stability improvements.[15]
5.1.7 534.57.2 May 9, 2012 Improve the browser's responsiveness when the system is low on memory. Fix an issue that could affect websites using forms to authenticate users.
  • Last version to support Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

iOS[edit]

Safari 3[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 3.x
Minor version WebKit version Safari version iOS version Release date Features
3.0 420+ 419.3 1.0 29 June 2007 Initial release.
1.0.11.1.2 31 July 2007 Security update.
420.1 1.1.31.1.5 15 January 2008 Web Clips can be added to and removed from the Home Screen.
3.1.1 525.18.1 525.20 2.0 11 July 2008 Pictures can be saved to Photos app. Support for YouTube videos.
2.0.12.0.2 4 August 2008 Performance when switching to landscape mode is improved.
2.1 12 September 2008 Performance when scrolling webpages is improved.
2.22.2.1 21 November 2008 The Google search button is now a search bar. The refresh button is now inside the address bar. Stability and performance are improved.

Safari 4[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 4.x
Minor version WebKit version Safari version iOS version Release date Features
4.0 528.18 528.16 3.03.0.1 17 June 2009 Adds AutoFill and anti-phishing. Additional options to open/copy a link. Support for RSS feeds. Browser and JavaScript speed improvements. Adds support for HTML5.
3.13.1.3 9 September 2009 Fraud protection and anti-phishing support.
531.21.10 3.23.2.2 3 April 2010 Support for iPad. Thumbnail view supports up to nine pages.
4.0.5 532.9 6531.22.7 4.04.1 21 June 2010 Bing added to search engines. Suggestions and recent searches are displayed below the search bar. Top Hit when searching. Audio support in-page.

Safari 5[edit]

Table of versions: Safari 5.x
Minor version WebKit version Safari version iOS version Release date Features
5.0.2 533.17.9 6533.18.5 4.2.14.2.8 22 November 2010 Support for URLs in Chinese.
4.34.3.3 9 March 2011 Nitro JavaScript Engine and VoiceOver support.

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