I just found out that Safari now has a website update feature! I was worried because they buried the refresh button, but now it’s even faster! – pic.twitter.com/Q32vk2PaB7
– Tim Chating (@iPadProsPodcast) June 10, 2021
It’s been 13 years since Tweetie, a Twitter app for iPhone, brought us Pull to Refresh, and we’ll soon be doing it on Safari too. Apple will add the feature with the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 later this year.
The appearance of the feature comes as Apple continues to rework the way Safari looks and behaves on its mobile devices. Part of that involves moving the navigation bar to the bottom of the screen. That navigation bar now floats too, which meant Apple needed to move the reload button behind another screen tap that opens a menu. As a result, a faster way to update was needed, and pull to update.
Apple announced iOS 15 during its WWDC keynote address, but did not mention the addition of Pull to Refresh. It doesn’t rank high on the list of changes to come as part of the release, but it is one where people will probably wear a shade for the next year or so.
Now if you’ll excuse me. I’m going to remember Tweetie and the magic created by Loren Brichter.
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