@jonaballen Bumping this... it's 8 months down the road.
I was all-in on switching to opera until I realized I could not sync bookmarks/pinboards/etc. Having those collections of information isolated to specific devices is pretty meh - I travel frequently for business and I really need to be able to access the same information wherever I am, and whether I am on a work machine, laptop, mobile device, quest headset, android or iOS etc.
Flow is good, very appealing... that and aria, snapshots, pinboards and tab management all drew me to consider switching (and recommending coworkers at my fortune 50 workplace do the same.) The various extensions are pretty old and uninteresting, but the overall effort to be a next-gen browser is compelling...
...But then I run into this blocker issue where the iOS browser is fundamentally different and lacking compared to the desktop, and no full parity of data between devices is the exact opposite of next-gen...
If your leadership is capable and serious I would suggest this is a critical and existential issue for this browser. 8 months+ to even add bookmarks is no good. They need to invest in this seriously, and do what it takes to get full sync in production.
Design features and helpers are attention grabbing and fun, and yes a LLM chatbot is handy. But ultimately if various devices are not sharing information people are going to look elsewhere.
It turns out that the lagging is intermittent. The last iOS update did nothign to fix it. There are times when the severity lessens. I'm not sure it ever really disappears but on my iPhone 12 with iOS 17.1 it is still there and to repeat myself makes Opera at times almost unusable.
I have reported this to Opera, but there i no sign of a fix.