Mozilla to finally bring Firefox to iOS

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Though Apple has historically been pretty restrictive when it comes to third-party browsers on iOS, it looks like Mozilla may finally be making the plunge onto your iPhone in the near future. Mozilla's release manager, Lukas Blakk, said via Twitter today that the company is going to bring Firefox to iOS.

In the past, Mozilla has been opposed to bringing its popular browser to iOS because Apple requires third-party browsers to utilize its own web engine — effectively barring Mozilla from bringing its own engine to the platform. However, Mozilla appears to have capitulated, saying that it needs to go where its users are:

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There's no official word on when the browser could make its way to your iDevice, but it's reassuring to know that there will soon be more choice in the browser space on iOS.

Source: Twitter

Dan Thorp-Lancaster