Mozilla released Firefox Home for iPhone and iPod Touch in 2010. It is still a free app (not iPad-optimized, even) that lets you access your bookmarks and browsing history from your Firefox Sync account. At the time, Mozilla had no plans to develop a Firefox web browser for iPhone because of Apple's restrictions around apps made for iOS.
Apple does not allow developers to use their own web browser engines in their apps. Therefore, any app currently available on the App Store that lets you access web pages uses Safari's engine. Any third-party web browser only has some extra features and a different look. It cannot be compared with Safari for performance. Maybe this is why the browser will be called "Junior". It's not a full-fledged browser with its own engine.
If Mozilla was about to make its own web browser, it would not be able to make anything but a glorified Safari. Moreover, users cannot change the default web browser on their iOS device (which will also stop me from trying Firefox Junior).
But now, there seems to be a Firefox for iPad on the way. While it won't be released anytime soon, being a work in progress, Mozilla did show it off.
Do you think such a browser will work? Hit the comments!
[via The Verge]