With browsers like the Chromium-based Edge and the existing king, Google Chrome, Safari isn’t fairing too well. It is perhaps the browser isn’t as good on other platforms as it is on Apple’s own OS. In their defence though, Apple doesn’t push half as frequent updates to its users as the other Chromium-based developers do. Besides that, a more healthy user base towards their beta versions provides a better feedback system and an overall better platform. Apple, too, has a developer’s edition of their Safari Browser. Safari Technology Preview: quite the mouthful, is a developers edition of the Safari browser. Apple released the platform back in 2016 to push features ahead of the final release in order to test them in the real world.
Earlier today, according to a report by MacRumors, Apple released its latest version of the browser. It is 83rd release and packs a couple of bug improvements and user experience changes.
While other browsers, like Chrome’s Canary version, may carry updates that could even be understood by a layman, Safari’s Preview version is strictly based for the developers. Though you do not require a developer’s account, the report attached with the article was quite extensive and full of coding jargons. The report can be seen here. The update mostly includes improvements Rendering, Web API and other stuff.
What this update signifies, in short, that Apple is pushing towards an even better browsing experience. By testing these upgrades, they would be able to ensure a better final product and would also allow them to compete with the likes of Chromium-based platforms. Not to mention, Apple should be gearing towards more frequent updates as they have been recent. Pushing them ahead would allow developers to find bugs and ensure a better experience with the Safari platform, not only on Macs but also on PCs.