Once in a while, selected apps will get an update in an effort by the developers to ensure that it remains ahead of the rest of the competition, and the Opera Mini browser on iOS is no different. In fact, Opera Software has just introduced a complete makeover in the latest Opera Mini on iOS, so much so that Opera Mini 8 happens to be the “biggest update” for the Opera Mini mobile browser on the iPhone as well as the iPad to date.

The best part of it all? Opera MIni 8 is free to download over in the Apple App Store, allowing you to get anywhere on the web at a faster rate than ever before, not to mention being accompanied by a totally new native UI look that is in tandem with iOS 7.

With Opera Mini 8, one will be able to select from a trio of various modes when it comes to exploring the Internet. In Opera Mini mode, there will be a huge compression of web traffic (in select cases, that will reach up to 90%) apart from data savings. This will help the user save time and money in areas with poor coverage and tough network conditions

As for Opera Turbo mode, it will save you some bit on data, but you end up with better website compatibility, making this the middle ground for majority of users. If you turn of data savings, then this happens to be the best experience of the lot, being a no-compression, straight-to-the-source option for maximum website compatibility. Obviously this mode works best on an unlimited data plan or if you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network. [Press Release]

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