Firefox lovers who are also iPhone users might have been yearning for the day that a “real” version of the popular browser would be available for the Apple device. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon – if it will even happen, actually.
Yesterday, Mozilla once again announced that it is NOT going to come up with a full fledged version of Firefox for the iPhone. Instead, it is simply going to continue working on Firefox Home, which is already in existence for the iOS. Firefox Home is technically not a browser but is a bookmarking and tab synchronization technology. In a blog post yesterday, ragavan puts an end to speculation that there just might be Firefox for the iPhone:
No Firefox Browser for the iPhone
We are working to bring as much of your Firefox experience as possible to Firefox Home. People have asked about adding more browser-like features to Firefox Home, but there are technical and logistical restrictions that make it difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone. We are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use.
iPhone users will also get more features from Firefox Home including password synchronization (I can just imagine how many people will find this useful!) and more connectivity to social networking sites (of course, that is a must these days). If you want to download Firefox Home (lucky iPhone user you), you can find it in the iTunes App Store.