Apple has recently announced the release of their new iOS 4.3 update with such features as HotSpot functionality, a few minor upgrades and tweaks to how certain iPad hardware works and a new version of the Safari web browser which has been touted as “twice as fast” as there previous browser.
Apple Safari 5.0.4 brings with it new stability, compatibility, and security. Developers have improved certain compatibility with webpages that were struggling with transition effects, fixed a numerous amount of problems with HTML5 video, webpages printing incorrect layouts, and certain webpages not displaying correctly when using plugins.
Minor updates that would often cause annoyances were also fixed, with one of the main gripes of a screensaver would show even if a video was playing in the browser.
VoiceOver was also put on the treatment table, and compatibility on web pages with text input areas, lists and selectable items seems now to work correctly. Stability for VoiceOver has also been increased.
Minor updates have also been added, especially many security fixes that now address the handling of JPEG and TIFF files that could cause crashes.
The update is both for the Windows version and the Mac OS X version which can be downloaded using the Software Update if you already have it installed. If not, you can download the Mac OS X Leopard and Snow Leopard version from here and the Windows XP, Vista and 7 version from here. Both are 30MB+
Have you downloaded Safari 5.0.4? Are you noticing any significant performance increases?