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Firefox finally comes to iOS

Matt Brian, @m4tt
11.12.15
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While Mozilla wants Firefox to be all things to all people, the browser has been noticeably missing from Apple's App Store. The software company put that down to the iPhone maker's software policy, namely that it'd have to use iOS' default browser engine instead of its own. Mozilla slowly came around to the idea and announced it would bring Firefox to iOS at the end of last year and now, after performing some localized testing in New Zealand, the browser is now finally available to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users.

Like its Android counterpart, which has been on the Play Store for more than three years, Firefox for iOS comes complete with a private browsing mode, Chrome-like predictive searching and support for Firefox accounts, which pulls over bookmarks, browser history, saved tabs and passwords. In my brief test, the browser was quick to load and rendered web pages without issue, but you probably won't notice much of difference between Firefox, Safari or Chrome. Whether you'll make the switch to Mozilla's latest app will likely hinge on what you're currently using on the desktop, but there's certainly nothing we've seen that could stop it from becoming a useful tool in your browsing arsenal.

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