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Version compatibility

Operating system Operating system version Latest Safari version Support
Mac OS X Mac OS X v10.2 "Jaguar" 1.0.3 (August 13, 2004) 2003–2005
Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" 1.3.2 (January 11, 2006) 2003–2007
Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" 4.0.5 (March 11, 2010) Since 2005
Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard" Since 2007
Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard" Since 2009
iPhone OS iPhone OS 1.0 3.0 (July 18, 2008) 2007–2008
iPhone OS 2.0 3.2 (November 21, 2008) 2008–2009
iPhone OS 3.0 4.0 (June 17, 2009) Since 2009
Microsoft Windows Windows XP 4.0.5 (March 11, 2010) Since 2007
Windows Vista
Windows 7 Since 2009

In Mac OS X, Safari usually requires the latest system update (minor version release) in order to function.

Release history

Key: Old Version Current Version Beta Version
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Mac

Major version Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
Beta
(2003)
0.8 48 Mac OS X v10.2 7 January 2003 Public Beta. Initial release at Macworld San Francisco.
0.9 73 14 April 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.
Version 1
(2003-2006)
1.0 85 23 June 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 13 August 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 24 October 2003 Released with Mac OS X v10.3. Improved speed, improved support for web standards, improved CSS support.
1.2 125 2 February 2004 Improved compatibility with websites and web applications. Support for personal certificate authentication. Full keyboard access for navigation. Ability to resume interrupted downloads. LiveConnect support. XMLHttpRequest support.
1.3 312 15 April 2005 Released with 10.3.9. Included most of the rendering speed and website compatibility improvements that were developed for 2.0. designMode support.
1.3.1 312.3 29 August 2005 Improves website compatibility, application stability and support for 3rd party web applications.
1.3.2 312.5 11 January 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 12 January 2006 Requires earlier version in order to install.
Version 2
(2005-2006)
2.0 412 Mac OS X v10.4 29 April 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 31 October 2005 Safari passes the Web Standards Project Acid2 test.
2.0.4 419.3 10 January 2006 Most widely distributed version of Safari 2, available only as part of Mac OS X Update 10.4.4.[1] Last stable version released before version 3.0. Last Mac OS X-exclusive version.
Version 3
(2007-2009)
3.0 522.11 11 June 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 22 June 2007 Public beta.
3.0.3 522.12.1 31 July 2007 Public beta. Latest security updates.
3.0.4 523.10 Mac OS X v10.4-10.5 26 October 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.
14 November 2007 Officially released for Mac OS X v10.4.11.
3.1 525.13 18 March 2008 Introduces support for CSS Web fonts and animations and improves support for SVG and HTML5 media. Performance improvements.
3.1.1 525.17 16 April 2008 Improved stability and added security updates.
525.20 28 May 2008 Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5.3.
3.1.2 525.21 30 June 2008 Officially released with Mac OS X v10.5.4.
3.2 525.26 13 November 2008 Added phishing detection, Extended Validation Certificate support, security fixes.
3.2.1 525.27 24 November 2008 Stability improvements.
3.2.3 525.28 12 May 2009 Officially released with Mac OS X v.10.5.7.
Version 4
(2009-)
4.0 Beta 526.11.2 Mac OS X v10.4-10.6 11 June 2008 First developer seed. Includes SquirrelFish JavaScript interpreter. Adds ability to save webpages as standalone web applications. Passes Acid3 test.
528.16 24 February 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.[2] 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.[3]
528.17 12 May 2009 Public beta. Latest security updates.
4.0 530.17 8 June 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 17 June 2009 Improved compatibility with iPhoto '09.
4.0.2 530.19 8 July 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 11 August 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 11 November 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 11 March 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.

Windows

Major version Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
Version 3
(2007-2009)
3.0 522.11.3 Windows 2000, XP, Vista 11 June 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 13 June 2007 Public beta, second release for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Major security updates.
3.0.2 522.13.1 22 June 2007 Public beta, third release for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Security updates.
3.0.3 522.15.5 1 August 2007 Public beta, fourth Windows release. Includes major stability enhancements, including a fix for a memory leak.
3.0.4 523.12.9 Windows XP, Vista 14 November 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 17 December 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.[4]
523.15 21 December 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 18 March 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 16 April 2008 Improved stability and added security updates.
3.1.2 525.21 19 June 2008 Improved stability and added security updates.
3.2 525.26.13 13 November 2008 Added phishing detection, Extended Validation Certificate support, security fixes.
3.2.1 525.27.1 24 November 2008 Stability improvements.
3.2.2 525.28.1 12 February 2009 Security updates.
3.2.3 525.29.1 12 May 2009 Security updates.
Version 4
(2008-)
4.0 526.12.2 11 June 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 22 August 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.[5]
528.16 24 February 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 12 May 2009 Public beta. Latest security updates.
4.0.1 530.17 8 June 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 8 July 2009 Improves stability of Nitro JavaScript engine and includes the latest compatibility and security fixes.
4.0.3 531.9.1 Windows XP, Vista, 7 11 August 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 11 November 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 11 March 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.

iPhone OS

Major version Minor version WebKit version Operating System Release date Features
Version 3
(2008)
3.0 419.3 iPhone OS 1.1.5 18 July 2008 Ability to save links to websites on the Home screen.
3.1.1 525.20 iPhone OS 2.0.2 4 August 2008 Ability to save pictures, some specially designed web pages can be viewed in full screen.
3.2 525.20 iPhone OS 2.2 21 November 2008 Redesigned address and Google/Yahoo! search bar. Stability improvements.
Version 4
(2009-)
4.0 528.18 iPhone OS 3.0-3.1 17 June 2009
9 Sept 2009
Ability to cut, copy, and paste, form AutoFill including passwords, anti phishing, rendering of JavaScript from 3 to 16 times faster depending on circumstances.

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