Even among Apple fans, there are many Google Chrome lovers.
Fortunately for them, Safari may be on the verge of losing its relative monopoly on Apple's iOS platform: Google is expected to release a Chrome app for the iPhone and iPad this year.
Macquarie Equities Research anticipates Apple will approve Chrome for iOS "later this quarter."
However, don't get too excited—numerous limitations will prevent Chrome from being a true alternative to Safari on your smartphone or tablet.
For example, Safari will remain the only browser set to "default," which means that emails, text message,s third party app links, etc., will still open in Apple's browser.