How to open a URL in Safari programmatically

Instead of loading a URL into a UIWebView we can also launch Safari to display it:

The method returns a BOOL value which will feed back if this operation was a success or not:

openURL can open phone numbers (tel:), mailto: links, http: and https: links.

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