Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 17, Can It Make Safari Browser Better?


Good news for the millions of Apple's Safari users out there. The Cupertino-based company has just released a new update for the Safari Technology Preview, the experimental version of the new Safari browser that Apple introduced in March 2016. Apple primarily designed the Safari Technology Preview to allow users test certain features that may be included in the browser's future versions.

As detailed on the Apple's Developer site, MacOS and iOS users can experiment with the different web technologies it is working on for websites using the experimental browser. Apple added that it also uses the browser to gather feedback from third-party developers and users about the web technologies it is building for future OS updates and releases.

The seventeenth release of Safari Technology Preview is expected to come with bug fixes and updates for Safari WebDriver, since the company has announced that it will include some big updates in the next release of the Safari Technology Preview.

According to MacRumors, the seventeenth release will include updates and bug fixes for URL Parser, Custom Elements, Input Events, Web APIs, JavaScript, CSS, Web Inspector, Fetch API, Networking, Media, and Safari Extensions. The Safari Technology Preview can be run side-by-side with the user's existing Safari browser without disturbing or taking a hit on the operation of the user's current browser.

Apple's the seventeenth release of Safari Technology Preview is now available for download through the Mac App Store. For OS X El Capitan users, the required OS version is OS X v.10.11.6., while for MacOS Sierra users, their device should run MacOS v.10.12. The full detail of the release notes is currently available on the company official website.

For now, the experimental browser is aimed specifically at developers only. However, it is possible for people who wants to learn more about the experimental browser to download the software and install on their devices. Apple's primary goal with the experimental browser is to collect feedback from developers and users on its Safari browser development process.

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