Adblock Plus Beats Apple to the Punch; Ships Adblock Browser Ahead of iOS 9

Start Blocking Ads on iPhones and iPads Today; No Need to Wait for Apple iOS 9

COLOGNE, Germany--()--Adblock Plus, the #1 most popular browser extension for blocking annoying online advertisements with over 400 million downloads, today announced that Adblock Browser for iOS is now available in the App Store for all iOS devices. This is the first app in Apple’s App Store for Adblock Plus.

“Now that we’re in the App Store with Adblock Browser for iOS, all the speculation can end. It has been very important for us to deliver our ad-blocking app to our iOS users who do more and more web surfing from mobile devices,” said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus. “With the popularity of the iOS platform in places like the US, we considered it critical to offer an app in the Apple App Store. We’re thankful to Apple for working with us on this project and we look forward to their new iOS 9, which will give web developers additional ad-blocking tools. It’s a big step for this industry.”

Studies have shown that blocking ads can save your data and your battery life. Plus, your pages will load faster because the ads do not have to load. Adblock Browser for iOS offers the following features:

1. Safe and private - Lots of nasty stuff like malware and tracking can hide behind ads. In fact, according to a new report, “malvertising” tripled in the last year. Adblock Browser for iOS helps:

  • Reduce risk of malware infection
  • Enhance your privacy

2. Ad blocking features from Adblock Browser for iOS includes:

  • Supporting ads on your favorite website by whitelisting the site
  • Changing the default settings to block all ads
  • Disabling tracking, malware and social media buttons or add additional filter lists of your choosing
  • Multi-language support

3. Easy to use – Adblock Browser for iOS offers the following usability features:

  • Intuitive tab functionality (as opposed to the Safari “accordion” style)
  • Smoother scrolling vs. Safari
  • Easier bookmarking and enhanced keyboard features

Adblock Browser for iOS is based on the Kitt framework for iPhone. For more details visit


Adblock Plus is a free download for mobile users on iOS and Android, and a free browser add-on for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Maxthon and Opera.

About Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus is an open source project that aims to rid the Internet of annoying and intrusive online advertising. Its free web browser extensions (add-ons) put users in control by letting them block or filter which ads they want to see. Users across the world have downloaded Adblock Plus over 400 million times, and it has remained the most downloaded and the most used extension almost continuously since November 2006. PC Magazine named the extension as one of the best free Google Chrome extensions, and it received readers’ choice award for best privacy/security add-on.

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Rich Mullikin, APR, +1 415-464-8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925-354-7444

Release Summary

Adblock Plus beats Apple in the race to get an ad blocker for your iOS device. No need to wait for iOS 9 - you can block ads today.


for Adblock Plus
Rich Mullikin, APR, +1 415-464-8110 x216
Mobile: +1 925-354-7444