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Download Safari 13.0.1 (High Sierra)

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What's new in this version:

New Features:
- Added Desktop-class Browsing to Safari for iPad. Safari for iPad displays the same desktop websites as Safari for macOS, and provides the same capabilities. In addition it has more keyboard shortcuts, a download manager with background downloads, and support for top productivity websites
- Added opt-in dark mode support for websites in Safari for iOS
- Added support for aborting Fetch requests

Authentication and Passwords:
New Features:
- Updated Safari to prompt the user to change weak passwords when signing into a website. Requesting a password change uses the well-known URL for changing passwords, enabling websites to specify the page to open for updating a password
- Added support for FIDO2-compliant USB security keys with the Web Authentication standard in Safari on macOS
- Added support for Sign in With Apple to Safari and to WKWebView

Security and Privacy:
New Features:
- Added a permission API on iOS for DeviceMotionEvent and DeviceOrientationEvent
- Changed the behavior for third party iframes to prevent them automatically navigating the page
- Updated Intelligent Tracking Prevention to prevent cross-site tracking through referrer and through link decoration
- Improved the privacy of local WebRTC data connections with mDNS ICE candidates
- Increased the security for WebKit sandboxes on iOS and macOS

Layout and Rendering:
New Features:
- Added support for one-finger accelerated scrolling to all frames and overflow:scroll elements eliminating the need to set-webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch
- Changed the default behavior on iPad for wide web pages with responsive meta-tags that require horizontal scrolling. Pages are scaled to prevent horizontal scrolling and any text is resized to preserve legibility
- Added support for CSS conic gradients

New Features:
- Reduced the initial rendering time for webpages on iOS
- Added automatic support for Fast Tap to desktop websites on iPad
- Reduced load time up to 50% for webpages on watchOS
- Reduced the amount of memory used by JavaScript, including for non-web clients
- Improved the MotionMark graphics performance benchmark score by 10%

Web API:
New Features:
- Added support for the __Secure- and __Host- cookie prefixes in beta 3
- Improved iPad hardware keyboard support for websites including focus navigation and scrolling with the arrow keys
- Added support for the Pointer Events API enabling consistent access to mouse, trackpad, touch, and Apple Pencil events
- Added support for the Visual Viewport API for adjusting web content to avoid overlays, such as the onscreen keyboard
- Added support for programmatic paste with user consent to Safari for iOS
- Updated editing callouts to avoid in-page controls
- Added intelligent whitespace to editable WebViews and editable areas of webpages

Payment Request API:
New Features:
- Added support for Apple Pay on the Web to WKWebView. Note that using script injection APIs, such as WKUserScript or evaluateJavaScript(_:completionHandler:) disables Apple Pay for that view

New Features:
- Added support for the decodingInfo() method of the Media Capabilities API for checking supported codecs, efficiently supported codecs, and optional codec features including alpha
- Added the ability to Safari for macOS to share your screen with others using only web technologies. Plug-ins are no longer required
- Updated Safari for iPad to support Media Source Extensions
- Added support for the navigator.mediaDevices property of the Media Capture and Streams API to SFSafariViewController

Resolved Issues:
- Transparency in video with an alpha channel now works correctly for all supported video formats

Safari App Extension API:
New Features:
- Added an API for page navigation notifications
- Added support for associated Safari App Extensions receiving blocked content notifications from Content Blocker Safari Extensions

Web Inspector and Tools:
New Features:
- Added Safari WebDriver to iOS
- Added importing and exporting of recorded timeline data
- Added the CPU Usage Timeline for analyzing and improving the power efficiency of websites
- Added the Audit tab for running tests against web content including a built-in accessibility audit, importing and exporting results, and creating custom audits
- Added the Changes sidebar in the Elements tab to track CSS changes in the Styles sidebar
- Added the Device Settings menu to override developer-related Safari settings when Web Inspector is connected to an iOS device
- Added a Security tab to the resources view of the Network tab to review certificates and TLS settings
- Increased the performance of Web Inspector for large sites

Removed Features:
- Removed support for WebSQL
- Removed support for Legacy Safari Extensions
- Disabled -webkit-overflow-scrolling: touch on iPad. All frames and scrollable overflow areas now use accelerated one-finger scrolling without changing stacking
- Disabled frame flattening on iOS. Frames now render in the same way as a desktop browser

AuthenticationServices Framework:
New Features:
- Added ASAuthorizationController to implement Sign In with Apple and to use a system-provided sign-in account picker for accounts stored in iCloud Keychain
- Added ASWebAuthenticationSession to the SDK for macOS
- Added support for using web browsers other than Safari to ASWebAuthenticationSession on macOS

WebKit Framework:
New Features:
- Added API to control desktop and mobile content modes

JavaScriptCore Framework:
New Features:
- Added an API for loading ES6 modules

LinkPresentation Framework:
New Features:
- Added LinkPresentation to the SDKs, enabling presentation of web links and better share sheet integration

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