Apple, Safari 5 might be ready to go at Apple’s developer conference, WWDC, later this week. Although the focus of WWDC looks like it will mostly be mobile that impending new iPhone and the just-released iPad.
New to Safari 5 will apparently be “a Reader functionality that will make web page reading easier by extracting and organizing the text” as well as “The search field will now include Bing as well as Yahoo and Google.”
It will also include more DNS prefetching and caching to help with speed and a greater support for HTML5, something Apple has just suddenly got very keen on.
Other features mentioned in the documents include smarter address fields, hardware acceleration for Safari on Windows, search history with date, a “Private Browsing” icon, and improved page caching.
OS X 10.6.4 is also potentially on the cards for WWDC. MacGeneration says it will mostly just offer bug fixes, as well as Apple’s now-familiar line about enhancing “the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.”