Opera Rolls Out Updated Version Of Its iOS App With Free VPN

The leading ad-blocking browser of today, Opera has some great news for its users.

It's rolling out a new and updated version of its iOS application that entails a free VPN.

The feature was previously seen on Linux, Android, Mac, and Windows. But this latest release for iOS means it’s going to be the world’s first browser to provide VPN services free of cost to all of the world’s leading computing platforms. The news was mentioned in the firm’s latest blog today.

The great news comes at a wonderful and timely moment. Remember, during the latter part of last year, it was one of Google’s biggest arch-rivals when the Android maker opted to expand its VPN tools for desktops across both PCs and Macs. This happened after it similarly added support for both iOS and Android devices.

But as far as Google is concerned, this VPN feature would only be applicable to those who were paying for their Google One Premium initiatives. Meanwhile, Apple is also setting out tools for encryption of the internet connection via iCloud Private Relay offerings. But if you actually come to think of it, it’s not truly a VPN.

Similar to how Google functions, it’s only a part of the paid subscription called iCloud+.

The great thing about Opera is that it doesn’t really need a subscription. The tech giant says that people don’t even need to make an account or even log in to make use of the endeavor.

It similarly shed light on how it fails to collect personal data that are linked to how users browse the web or where their IP IDs come from. Furthermore, it does not need any form of an extension for use. All people need to do is activate it by simply entering the main menu on the platform so it can encrypt its VPN traffic further.

The firm is now trying hard to offer tools that are free of cost as it makes the most revenue via other channels such as search and money through ads as well as licensing fees in the tech domain. This projects a staggering $370 to $390 million revenue figure for this year.

But let’s not forget how many aren’t too comfortable with this news as the company from Norway was sold to China in 2016 and with a TikTok ban on the rise, uncertainty in people’s minds is running high.

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