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What Apple restrictions were it that were against it developing on iOS, specifically the iPad?t

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We, iPad users want it!!!

We, iPad users want it!!!

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This happened

Not sure how often

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3

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James
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https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms

Phone/iPad/iPod
   We have no plans to release the full Firefox browser for iOS. The iOS SDK agreement requires apps to use Apple's own JavaScript engine (or none at all, like Opera Mini which downloads pre-rendered pages from Opera's servers and cannot run JavaScript code in the client). Because of this, we have no supported way to distribute Firefox's rendering and JavaScript engine to iPhone users. 
   However, you can download Firefox Home for iPhone, an iOS app that uses Firefox Sync to deliver Firefox bookmarks, browsing history, and tabs to your iPhone or iPod Touch.
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms Phone/iPad/iPod We have no plans to release the full Firefox browser for iOS. '''The iOS SDK agreement requires apps to use Apple's own JavaScript engine (or none at all''', like Opera Mini which downloads pre-rendered pages from Opera's servers and cannot run JavaScript code in the client). '''Because of this, we have no supported way to distribute Firefox's rendering and JavaScript engine to iPhone users. ''' However, you can download Firefox Home for iPhone, an iOS app that uses Firefox Sync to deliver Firefox bookmarks, browsing history, and tabs to your iPhone or iPod Touch.

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I understand but, I would still like to see the full Firefox on iOS.

I understand but, I would still like to see the full Firefox on iOS.
James
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Well it will not happen until Apple changes it.

It is not as if Mozilla can still just go ahead and build a mobile version for iOS also and supply it only on their site.

Well it will not happen until Apple changes it. It is not as if Mozilla can still just go ahead and build a mobile version for iOS also and supply it only on their site.

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