Did Apple kill support for Safari 6 on Windows?

If you were one of the few that used Safari on Windows, it would appear that Apple has killed support for the browser on Windows based machines. If you navigate to Apple's page, you will see that there are no download links for the new browser. At the bottom of the page it says "The latest version of Safari is available in Mountain Lion. The latest version of Safari for Lion is available through Software Update."

For comparison, if you go to iTunes section of Apple's page, there is a massive button to help you download the software. It could be possible that Apple will roll-out the update at a later point but at this time, you are not able to download Safari 6 directly from Apple. 

Using Google cache, we can go back to July 17th, despite the images being gone, we can see that the page previously allowed for Windows consumers to download the browser:

Apple killing support for Safari on Windows is not a major blow to the Windows ecosystem but it is now one less browser option for those of us using Redmond's OS of choice. 

Thanks for the tip Mephistopheles

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You know how it is, you've got a person like this everywhere who thinks they are trying to be smart, and they end up looking dumb when it's pointed out to them that they are dead wrong!

Glassed Silver said,

What about it?

GS:mac

5.2 released with Lion but Windows never even got 5.2 version, it was first version to get DFG JIT (if not wrong) and Windows users only got 5.1.7 (incremental updates). So I was like either they have even plan to release at least one such version.

Apple is a closed ecosystem. I never understood why they even offered Safari on Windows.

If you want the Apple monoculture, buy an Apple device.

twistedddx said,
Apple is a closed ecosystem. I never understood why they even offered Safari on Windows.

If you want the Apple monoculture, buy an Apple device.

Monoculture? While the ecosystem is tightly integrated, till date since the intel switch in whatever form, they have supported windows on all their devices..no matter how crappy the software actually was! In fact, they continue to allow synchronisation between google and yahoo as well! With bootcamp, they closed the circle on windows requirements too.. I believe Apple has learnt from its tightly closed systems, and is definitely opening up a lot more to support systems in at least their rudimentary forms!

Yogi said,

Monoculture? While the ecosystem is tightly integrated, till date since the intel switch in whatever form, they have supported windows on all their devices..no matter how crappy the software actually was! In fact, they continue to allow synchronisation between google and yahoo as well! With bootcamp, they closed the circle on windows requirements too.. I believe Apple has learnt from its tightly closed systems, and is definitely opening up a lot more to support systems in at least their rudimentary forms!


Virtualize OSX on non Apple Hardware.

twistedddx said,
Apple is a closed ecosystem. I never understood why they even offered Safari on Windows.

If you want the Apple monoculture, buy an Apple device.

They'll support Windows if they stand to gain from it. Just look at iTunes.

I used to use Safari for Windows, except for an annoying bug that was still present after 3 new versions caused me to leave. Haven't looked back.

Just checked Apple Software Update on Windows 7. It's no longer there either. It only popped up a few days ago, asking to update iTunes and Safari - but now it's only showing iTunes.

meh, their browser sucks balls anyways. used it once, hated it, uninstalled it. chrome, firefox, and ie are all i need. chrome, mainly.

I expect about 3 customers who installed it to browse will be upset.

The other 500,000 who got it as a part of Apple bloatware package, will likely not care, but ultimately it will be good for them.

I tried Safari for Windows - decent browser, but it never impressed me enough to keep it over IE, Firefox, Chrome or Opera. Microsoft stopped making Internet Explorer for Macintosh years ago so Apple discontinuing support for Windows doesn't strike me as being all that significant.

Now if I could find a decent alternative to iTunes (which I need for my iPod touch) to manage my apps and podcasts I would eliminate another Apple product...

TRC said,
Does anyone care, I mean do even Apple users use Safari?

Nope. I personally have Chrome installed on my Mac, Linux, and Windows rig

I'm curious which browser they're going to feature in the Top 5 segment of the EU's Browser Ballot Screen.

I presume most of the downloads were by those who inadvertently installed it thanks to Apple Software Update assuming you'd want to install Safari while you updated iTunes.

Apple still makes Safari for windows? wow ever since I switched to android. I've never bothered having itunes or any apple software on my computer. I'm just saying. No itunes means no option to install Safari.

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