9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 22, 2012 4:10 AM by Macsential
JackWolfe Level 1 Level 1

Does anyone know how Safari makes money?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    It is a free browser provided by Apple, with versions for both Apple OS X as well as Windows.


    As no charge is made for it, it does not 'make money'.

  • JackWolfe Level 1 Level 1

    But why did apple spend the money to develop it, if it is not going to make any money?

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    I doubt that Apple are all that worried - they are already the richest company on the planet! They provide Safari becuse it is the best and fastest browser for OS X.


    There are lots of free applications out there.

  • bobwild Level 4 Level 4

    Safari is provide by Apple fo OSX, and IOS. They provide it so that you will buy macs, iPhones, Ipod Touchs, and iPads. They have made a lot of money with  macs, iPhones, Ipod Touchs, and iPads.

  • g_wolfman Level 4 Level 4

    For the same reason that Microsoft developed Internet Explorer (originally, before the whole "make the browser part of the kernel so no one can ever really get rid of it" thing) and that Google developed Google Chrome and that Mozilla developed Firefox (and Netscape before that) and that Norwegian company developed Opera.


    And so on.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    Safari makes money by not allowing third parties to control the Mac browser market.

  • OPEDinMV Level 1 Level 1

    Does Apple benefit finanically from those outgoing connections that Safari allows Google, Yahoo, etc. to make and track your every move?  Seems like something Apple should get paid for, or maybe I should start charging for it. :-)

  • Relient Owl Level 1 Level 1

    At this point everyone would hate apple if they did something like that, and one has to remembe, safari is a conection to the internet, that is all; and not to long ago the UN is considered making ith the right of a human to connect to the internet.

  • Macsential Level 1 Level 1

    The recipie for monetization of web browsers happen through partner content. Safari (and even the context menus in OS X and at the bottom of Spotlight search results) have search results from a partner that pays for that dominent placement in the browser. Other partner deals can include being included in the default top-sites and bookmarks (can vary from region-to-region). Have a look at the desktop section of http://www.opera.com/company/investors/faq/#faq.