While Apple didn’t talk about it during the keynote at WWDC earlier today, the company released Safari 5 late this afternoon. According to Apple, Safari 5 features Reader, a new way to read Web pages without distractions of images or other content. When you go to a Web page, you just need to click the Reader button and the uncluttered version of the Web page will come up for you.
With HTML 5 being so important for Apple, it’s no surprise that they have added more features to Safari. HTML5 features include full screen playback and closed captions for HTML5 video, HTML5 Geolocation, HTML5 sectioning elements, HTML5 draggable attribute, HTML5 forms validation, HTML5 Ruby, HTML5 AJAX History, EventSource and WebSocket.
Safari 5 will be available for free download from the company’s Web site. Apple’s Web site hasn’t been updated with the new version yet.