Apple Set to Launch Safari 5 at WWDC

Apple is expected to release its new Safari 5 browser at the company's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), which starts today in San Francisco.

Safari 5 is expected to provide better support for HTML 5 and an increase in JavaScript speed of nearly 25 per cent compared to Safari 4. Also anticipated are support for Microsoft's Bing search engine, DNS pre-fetching, a new geolocation feature called and a Safari Reader.

News of the browser's launch started to do the rounds soon after internal documents and images of Safari 5 were leaked.

Over the last few years, WWDC has become a platform for Apple to announce the launch of major products and updates. WWDC 2008 and 2009 witnessed launches of iPhone versions 3G and 3GS, respectively.

Last year, Apple announced a 15" Macbook Pro, Snow Leopard, the new operating system and the iPhone 3GS at the WWDC.