The fastest web browser on any platform, Safari loads pages up to 2 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2.
and in my brief usage of it, this does seem to be true (it is certainly faster than ie7 anyway).
But in that same period some of it’s bugs have shown their heads (malformed http POSTs, ignoring certain stylesheet properties, limited (no?) DOM support), so this speed does not come for free.
It’s still beta though, so hopefully they’ll fix those problems.
Available for free download now from www.apple.com/safari.