The Opera browser has completed another first with Apple, becoming the first non safari browser to become available in the Apple Mac App Store. Opera Mini was also the first mobile, non safari browser to make it on to the iTunes App store for mobile devices back in April last year.
Apple seen fit to give the Opera browser a 17+ rating in its App Store, presumably because the browser can be used to access adult content via the Internet. But Opera responded to the age restriction in good humour, with Jan Standal, VP of desktop products at Opera saying :
“I’m very concerned. Seventeen is very young, and I am not sure if, at that age, people are ready to use such an application. It’s very fast, you know, and it has a lot of features. I think the download requirement should be at least 18.”
However one thing that seems to have been overlooked is Opera’s ability to perform BitTorrent downloads with its integrated download feature, which isn’t mentioned in the Mac App Store description. I wonder how long the Opera browser will remain in the Mac App Store, with Apple historical stance on such matters?