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Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. First released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been included in iOS devices since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. It is the default browser on Apple devices. A Windows version, now discontinued, was available from 2007 to 2012.

Safari
Apple Safari 8.0 Icon
Safari 9.0.2 on OS X El Capitan 10.11.2, on the Wikipedia landing page
Safari 9 running on OS X El Capitan.
Developer(s) Apple
Initial release macOS: January 7, 2003; 13 years ago (2003-01-07)
iOS: June 29, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-06-29)
Stable release(s) [±]
macOS 10.0.2 / December 13, 2016; 16 days ago (2016-12-13)
iOS 10.0 / September 13, 2016; 3 months ago (2016-09-13)
Preview release(s) [±]
macOS 10.0.3 / December 20, 2016; 9 days ago (2016-12-20)
macOS (Technology Preview) Release 20 (10.1) / December 21, 2016; 8 days ago (2016-12-21)
Development status Active
Written in C++, Objective-C
Operating system macOS
iOS
Microsoft Windows (obsolete)
Engines WebKit, Nitro
Type Web browser
License macOS: Commercial software, proprietary software; some components GNU LGPL
iOS: Freeware; some components GNU LGPL
Website www.apple.com/safari

Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. First released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been included in iOS devices since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007. It is the default browser on Apple devices. A Windows version, now discontinued, was available from 2007 to 2012.