As bright and clear as the screen on an iPhone or iPod touch may be, it's still small--there's just not a lot of room for webpages to breathe. New to the iPhone and iPod touch in iOS 6 is full-screen mode--but only if you're viewing a webpage in landscape orientation. Just click the full-screen (opposing arrows) button in the bottom-right corner of the screen, and Safari's address bar and toolbar disappear, giving the current webpage a good amount of additional space.
Though Safari's toolbar is hidden while in full-screen mode, three new, semi-transparent buttons appear at the bottom of the screen: forward and back for page navigation, and a button for exiting full-screen mode.
New tab limit
Prior to iOS 6, Safari let you open up to eight pages simultaneously on the iPhone and iPod touch, and up to nine tabs at once on the iPad. The eight-page limit remains on Apple's smaller iOS devices, but on the iPad, you can now open up to 24 tabs.
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