It's finally an official release from The Tor Project for iOS. But as all browsers on iOS must use Webkit (even Onion Browser on iOS), I'm wondering how exactly Orbot is functioning. I did not find a proper explanation on their Github site. Most of Tor's website documentation is also still aimed at Android.
From what I see after installation, it creates its own VPN service, and then offers various bridge services to circumvent censorship by various countries (a bit like Apple's Privacy Relay). You also have an option to configure it to use a custom bridge. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see some security reviews about how this works in practice.
Orbot does require an iOS device running iOS 15 and newer.
Orbot is the original free and open-source Tor-powered VPN for iOS. Orbot helps you access the internet with more safety and privacy, and no extra cost to you.
- Browse the internet over Tor.
- Secure your traffic from insecure wireless networks and ISPs.
- Access .onion sites that are on…