The iPhone App Store can now play host to the Opera Mini web browser after Apple decided that it would allow the app through its approval process.
It was originally assumed that Apple would block the release of Opera Mini because it acts as a direct rival to the default Safari browser developed by Apple itself.
Opera is popular amongst many mobile phone users because it reduces the size of website data remotely before it is sent to the user's phone, cutting down on loading time and data charges.
"This app is another step toward Opera's goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places," said Opera's Lars Boilesen
Apple's decision could mean that the floodgates are open and many other developers might start submitting their own browser apps for consideration.
This should please any iPhone owner who has been hoping that Firefox will eventually make it to the iPhone.
With 50 million global users across multiple mobile phones, Opera will continue to grow as a result of Apple's ruling.
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