Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Apple’s RSS Reader

Stephen Hackett takes a look at the RSS parser that Apple built for use on the iPhone. To me, this parser seemed like a port of the one that was baked into Safari 2, but was never really baked into MobileSafari — you could type a feed URL into the address bar but, aside from bookmarking it, you couldn’t subscribe to a feed.

In both of their 2012 operating system releases, Apple removed native RSS support. However, you can still view feeds in this way in pre-iOS 6 environments.