Apple Announces Public Beta of Safari 4
"As they move into iPhone and iPod Touch, [the browser] is going to become a much more strategic product," Steve Baker, an analyst with NPD Group, said in an interview. "If you don't swim forward, you'll die in that market."
A December 2008 test by IT consulting company Chapin Information Services found that Safari 3.2 was one of the weakest browsers when it came to password management, an aspect of browser security. The other browsers tested were Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera and Firefox.