In a groundbreaking move that promises to redefine the browsing experience for iPhone users, Opera [NASDAQ: OPRA] is set to launch Opera One, an AI-centric browser with its own engine, following Apple’s decision to open up iOS to alternative browser engines as part of the European Digital Markets Act (DMA).
Jørgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, expressed enthusiasm about embracing the changes brought about by the DMA, stating, “As the leading European browser developer, we intend to deliver on the DMA’s promise of fostering competition and offering users a more diverse selection of browsers on iOS with the AI-centric Opera One.”
Opera’s commitment to innovation extends beyond the European market, as the company eagerly anticipates Apple’s implementation of a browser choice screen for iOS, making it easier for users worldwide to set their preferred browser as the default on their mobile devices.
The European initiative of DMA has opened up a key region for Opera, and the company encourages Apple to extend these newfound freedoms to iOS users globally. With the iOS ecosystem now accessible to alternative browser engines, Opera aims to create unique products that enhance the user experience and build upon its already award-winning browser for iOS.
Jørgen Arnesen further highlighted Opera’s excitement about Apple’s announcement of a new interoperability request form, allowing developers to submit additional requests for interoperability with iPhone and iOS features. “Beyond the new frameworks and APIs for alternative browser engines, we can’t wait to showcase the new Opera One for iOS that will put AI in focus,” added Arnesen.
To support this groundbreaking browser development, Opera is gearing up to make a major investment in a key AI infrastructure project in Europe, signaling the company’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in the browser space. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting development that is poised to reshape the way we browse on our iPhones.