Mozilla has been categorically stating that it wouldn’t release a version of Firefox for iOS because Apple won’t let it use its own web engine on its platform. However, this stance seems to be changing with a new CEO on board. At a recent Mozilla event in Portland, the organization talked about the need to get its browser onto iOS.
“We need to be where our users are,” Firefox release manager Lukas Blakk tweeted. “So we’re going to get Firefox on iOS.”
Next year is going to be an very important one for Firefox — and one that will hopefully bring a bit of a resurgence for the browser. Users today want to use the same browser on all of their devices. That makes keeping bookmarks and passwords in sync quite a bit easier, after all. For a while, Mozilla offered Firefox Home on iOS for exactly this reason, but then it abandoned that project two years ago.
We will keep you posted about the latest updates on this.