Is there a Safari problem? Interop 2022 tests show that the stable version of Apple’s browser trails far behind its main competitors on fifteen web standards. And Google is now salivating over the performance of Chrome 99, which has been available for a few days, which does better than Safari in the Speedometer benchmark (which simulates the interactions of the Internet user in web applications). It’s all the more ironic that this tool was created in 2014 by the WebKit team – it has been available since 2018 in a 2.0 version designed in collaboration with Google. Chrome 99 achieved a score of 300, the highest ever recorded by the benchmark. Safari runs around 280. Of course, it’s a bit of a pain, especially since a haunting little music is heard here and there depicting Safari as the “new Internet Explorer”… Safari, “new Internet Explorer”: is you still use Safari on Mac? To achieve this result, Google has activated an optimization technique (ThinLTO) which, in essence, prioritizes code that speeds up browsing speed. Google says its browser is 7% faster than Apple’s, with a 15% gain in graphics performance when ThinLTO is combined with specific graphics optimizations. Chrome engineers have worked hard: the browser is 43% faster over the last fifteen months, or since the launch of Chrome for Apple Silicon Macs. Apple’s turn now to press the mushroom.
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