We had rumors of Opera Mini landing up on the App Store and then confirmations too. The biggest question was, will Apple ever approve a app which would give direct competition to the default web browser that comes loaded with the device, Safari?

The terms and conditions also favored the chances of the Opera app being dropped from the app store but surprisingly, it’s there to make web browsing faster six times compared to the primeval browsing app on the iPhone.

The Data Compression technologies compress data by upto 90% and this speeds up the time taken to render each page.

“We are delighted to offer iPhone and iPod touch users a great browsing experience with the Opera Mini App,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. ‚ÄúThis app is another step toward Opera’s goal of bringing the Web to more people in more places.”

For Opera it’s celebration time as they get to serve a huge audience which were eagerly awaiting a product to rejuvenate their current browser but the only confounding thing over here is that, do Apple’s term only apply to competitive brands only and not others? Reason for making the statement is lucid, Apple states in it’s policies that Apps which duplicate any existing iPhone function will not be approved but what you see here is contrasting.