In its second press release today, Opera announced that its mobile browser has been approved by Apple. Opera Mini reportedly has some 50 million users worldwide, and that number can only stand to grow if the browser is available to iPhone and iPod touch owners. The program should appear in the App Store as a free download within 24 hours, but as of writing, it wasn't listed.

In addition to having more features, Opera Mini is said to be much faster thanks to compression technology. In the above demonstration, Opera Mini loaded five pages in the time Safari loaded one. That boost in speed is most noticeable on slower networks, but since it compresses data by up to 90%, it could save users money, especially when it comes to roaming charges.

Once Opera Mini is available, do you plan to switch from Safari?