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Limited version of Firefox created for iPhone

Limited version of Firefox created for iPhone

The Firefox Home app has been submitted to Apple to determine whether or not it will ever make it onto the App Store and consequently onto millions of iPhones around the world.

The app is developed by Mozilla, which has already confirmed that a full version of its Firefox browser will never be coming to the iPhone due to "constraints with the OS environment and distribution".

This essentially means that Apple would not be happy with having a direct rival to its own native internet browser sitting on the App Store.

The limited capabilities of the Firefox Home app, however, might well make it past Apple's acceptance process, as it lets users check out their desktop browsing history, bookmarks and even the tabs that they have recently accessed.

These links will then load up via the Safari browser provided by Apple.

Firefox users may be unhappy that Mozilla is not going to attempt to bring any new versions of the full browser to the iPhone, but this new app could become a consolation prize if it is accepted.

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