Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/184283/why-third-party-browsers-will-always-be-inferior-to-safari-on-iphone-and-ipad/
iOS supports third-party browsers, but not like you might expect. Third-party browsers will always be inferior to Apple’s own Safari on iPhone and iPad — at least until Apple relaxes their restrictions.
And such is the control over iOS users that Apple has.
And why I will never own an iThing. I bought it. I should be able to put (natively) what I want on it. I don't want a Chrome "skin", I want Chrome.
JFYI with jailbroken device you can enable the nitro in all apps, not just Safari.
Octane benchmark in Chrome with Nitrous jailbreak tweak: 4753
Octane benchmark in Safari: 4445
iPhone 5S 7.0.6
there's also an small tweak available which will make Chrome the default browser on iOS. (same as there's a tweak to make Google Maps default)
so if you do have a jailbroken phone, third party browser are actually better than Safari on iPhone and iPad
Although that may be true, those contemplating Jailbreaking their iOS Devices must be aware of at least three things:
Jailbreaking an iPad, or even rooting an Android tablet, is illegal. Jailbreaking an iPhone, or rooting an Android phone, is fine. See this link.
Jailbreaking any iOS Device voids all Apple warranties. See this link.
iOS Devices which are Jailbroken do not receive iOS updates. They must be formatted, and re-Jailbroken.
After using various browsers, I've discovered that I actually really like Safari on iOS, especially the Reader feature, which can be soooo helpful when reading some mobile sites that are really flaky.
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