Opera Touch for iOS Gets Rebranded to Just ‘Opera’ on Its 3rd Anniversary, Revamps UI


Opera has revamped its Opera Touch browser for iPhone and iPad fashions to commemorate its third anniversary on the platform, and rebranded it to simply ‘Opera’ within the course of. With the replace, the browser will get a contemporary UI that retains the minimalistic model and core functionalities of its predecessor however revamps animations, colors, themes, and some different visible modifications together with a flatter design. The quick motion button that’s iconic of Opera Touch’s design stays, giving customers the flexibility to browse conveniently with one hand. 

In a weblog post asserting the rebranding of Opera Touch to Opera for iOS, the corporate mentioned “The most noticeable changes will be in the revamped UI aspects of the browser, like new colours being introduced. If you use Opera on your iOS device, you will also notice the purple logo on the home screen changing to red. Other visual changes will be happening in the background animations of the main UI as we introduce a cleaner and smoother design for a more refined look and feel.”

Apart from these modifications, Opera will get new themes with “intense and impactful” colors, whereas the quick motion button now has much less transparency than earlier than. The firm says all the favored options of Opera Touch have been introduced ahead to the brand new model, together with velocity dial bubbles, the built-in ad-blocker, cookie dialogue blocker, the Flow cross-device sync characteristic, cryptocurrency mining safety, and the Crypto-Wallet.

Opera for iOS retains the quick motion button popularised by Opera Touch
Photo Credit: Opera


In a press release, Jona Bolin, Product Manager for Opera for iOS, defined the significance the launch of iOS 14 had for the corporate “Since the introduction of iOS 14 final yr, when Apple introduced customers might change their default browser, now we have seen large curiosity in our flagship browser for iOS, notably from customers in North America and Europe.”

“We plan to hold including extra UI modifications within the upcoming months. These additions will enhance usability and aesthetics to give our customers a extra pleasant looking expertise on their lovely iOS units. This is one thing distinctive that no different browser accessible on the App Store at present gives.” added Bolin.

The revamped and rebranded Opera browser for iOS devices is listed on the App Store. In other Opera-related news, the browser for Android got an update recently that brings features like an integrated media player, WebSnap feature, and better access to the QR scanner. The v61 update also fixes more than 300 issues and supports a picture-in-picture feature.

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