Apple to unveil Safari extension support at WWDC in early June?

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“Apple may be preparing to update Safari with extension support, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber hints,” MacNN reports.

“‘The other big thing that’s missing (compared to both Chrome and Firefox) is a proper extension API,’ says the writer. ‘If only Apple had an imminent developer conference where they could unveil such a thing,'” MacNN reports. “While such a statement would normally be considered speculation, Gruber often phrases inside information in an insinuating manner.”

MacNN reports, “Apple’s WWDC 2010 event is scheduled to start June 7th.”

Full article here.


  1. I hope so. My Safari has been playing up recently. It has become slow and unresponsive, even after I clear the history etc. I am thinking of moving to Google Chrome, when it is out of beta.

  2. The average consumer – the vast majority that Apple targets now in the iPhone space – does not know or care what this is.

    It could happen but it’s very unlikely. An update to Safari, yes, that’d be good. Apple wants things simple and powerful.

  3. @jaygee

    Run Cocktail or Onyx every couple of weeks to clear out all the accumulated crud.

    FireFox Extensions in Safari? Maybe.
    It’s FireFox UGLY I can’t seem to overlook!

  4. Firefox extensions that are invaluable to me:

    pera-perakun ( Amazing if you’re learning Japanese / Chinese / Korean )
    Firebug (Best. Ever)
    YSlow ( Good extension )
    Adblock ( No Popups/popunders/ ads )
    FireCookie ( Cookie manager for Firebug )
    Delicious ( If you use it, it’s useful )

  5. Firebug vs the WebKit Inspector?

    Personally I prefer the WebKit Inspector. Not the version that comes wit Safari mind you, the one that’s in the webkit nightlies. The reality is though that they’re much of a muchness – they both have essentially the same features, so the difference is mainly just down to the UI.

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