The Opera Mini 6 browser for iOS has joined the Opera band and is now available to download for free from the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad.

The Opera Mini mobile browser provides a different kind of browsing experience to complement the default iPad and iPhone browser. It features up to 90% compression of data traffic for speed and cost savings, making both users' patience and wallets happy on slower connections, or when roaming.
So Opera Mini is ready to chime in when users are on a slow connection, a crowded network, paying per megabyte for browsing, or simply wanting to save time and money.
The browser adapts to the high resolution and changes the user interface to accommodate to the screen size of an iPhone 4. The Opera Mini 6 browser will switch to a more convenient view for tablet handling for use with the iPad.
The chorus of Opera Mini users gave feedback and Opera listened. Like the rest of the Opera Mini 6 lineup, the iOS version features:
* Much faster and smoother panning and zooming that lets the user get all the details of every page, in one smooth motion.
* Share buttons to share the love for a site with friends on My Opera, Facebook, Twitter or vKontakte right from the Opera Mini 6 browser.
* New skin and redesigned Opera menus.
Backstage, Opera’s engineers have tuned the browser and created a faster and more fluid user experience. Scrolling and panning are ultra fast, even on the largest Webpages, for instant access. On iOS, the Opera Mini 6 browser is submitted as a single download for all iOS devices.
"I would compare it to walking onto the stage and hearing the roar of the crowd," says Opera’s CEO, Lars Boilesen, when describing the release of the Opera Mini 6 browser in the App Store.
“We have put in a lot of rehearsal and clever thought behind the new experience. The Opera Mini browser has always kicked up the tempo when downloading pages – now the browsing flows along to a smooth, easy beat.”
The Opera Mini 5 browser for iOS launched in April 2010 to the delight of fans, racking up more than a million downloads at the Apple app store in the first 24 hours. Super fast browsing, cost savings on data traffic and unmatched user experience lead to a Woodstock-like download rush.
During that time, the Opera Mini browser topped the charts in every Apple App Store globally.