Opera has launched a new version of the Opera Mini browser for iOS devices.

Opera Mini 6 is able to automatically adapt to the screen size of your iOS device and boasts faster panning and zooming than the previous version.

There are new skins, redesigned menus and more 'share' buttons, allowing you to post links to content you like on social networking sites more easily.

Like its predecessor, it compresses web pages by up to 90 percent to allow for faster access to websites.

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen said: "We have put in a lot of rehearsal and clever thought behind the new experience. The Opera Mini browser has always kicked up the tempo when downloading pages; now the browsing flows along to a smooth, easy beat."

Opera Mini 6 for iOS is available to download for free from the App Store. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 3.0 or later.

The first version of Opera Mini for iPhone was launched in April last year and was downloaded more than one million times in the first 24 hours.