In a press release (see press release here), Apple announced, “Safari’s redesigned user interface lets you see more of your content—starting with full-screen browsing. The new smart search field helps simplify searching, and there’s a new view for your bookmarks and your Safari tabs. With iCloud Keychain, your passwords and credit card information are securely stored and available on all your devices, so navigating password protected sites or autofilling during transactions is simple and secure. Enhanced Parental Controls allow you to automatically block access to adult websites or only allow access to a specific set of permitted websites.”
Apple also details the redesigned Safari on its website (see website here). The Cupertino firm explains, “Browsing is bigger, better, and more beautiful with Safari in iOS 7. Buttons and bars — like the unified smart search field — stay hidden until you scroll to reveal them. So you see more content than ever on your screen. And with a swipe, you can go back or forward a page. It’s all designed so nothing gets in your way or slows you down.”
It now includes a “Unified smart search field” that will allow you to “type a URL or search term in the unified smart search field, and Safari automatically suggests the closest match to what you’re looking for. So you find the right web page fast.”
Also included is a “new tab view” that will allow you to “see your open web pages in a consolidated view that lets you scroll effortlessly from tab to tab. To close a page, just swipe it offscreen.”
“Shared Links” are also included. It will allow you to “see all the URLs in your Twitter timeline, who posted them, and what they had to say about them.”
Lastly, a ““Reading List” was included. It allows you to read “through the articles in your Reading List is quick and easy. Simply scroll seamlessly from one to the next.”
Apple will be rolling out iOS 7 with the redesigned Safari in fall.