Apple apparently kills Windows PC support in Safari

After the release of Safari 6.0 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and a 6.0 update for existing Safari users on OS 10.7 Lion, the leading technology giant Apple has discontinued its Windows PC support in Safari 6.0. This new release is seen as Apple’s efforts to focus on its searching browser and to offer Windows least preference. The older version of Safari 5.1.7 for Windows was available for download on Apple’s special support page. If you try to find details for the PC version of the web browser, then you will find it have been already missed the main website of Apple.


If “Safari” is searched from Apple’s website, it shows last headline in the Quick Search results, stating: “Safari for Mac + PC. The fastest easiest-to-use browser in the world, now available for Mac + PC.” When, Apple users arrive at the page, it takes you to “there’s only information on the latest 6.0 version of Safari” statement exhibiting features that are totally different to the new version. Here, users will find unified Sharing, Offline Reading List, Smart Search field, Tab View, iCloud Tabs, and improvements for Chinese users, and many more. Mac Technical Support

When Apple users reach down the page, the company states “the latest version of Safari is available in Mountain Lion. The latest version of Safari for Lion is available through Software Update.” There you will find no direct download link supplied for Safari 6.0. Previously, the link was found there. And all this happens, even Apple’s site persists to list Safari Extensions download links.

It is known that Apple had announced Windows PC support in Safari 3.0 at Macworld Expo in 2007 by its chief Steve Jobs. The main motto of releasing the new version was to drive the adoption of modern browsers, standards-based, by making Safari’s WebKit browser as an alternate to other popular web browsers, such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox.

It is well-known that the usage of Safari among PC users is restricted and Google’s free Chrome browser, has wide distribution. Moreover, the move from Apple practically erase the need to develop and support Apple own browser for Windows. In addition, Apple’s following success with iOS has efficiently made WebKit as the only significant mobile web browser engine.

With the end of support road for the Windows platform, Apple is likely focus on the development of some features that are special to its own platforms, as displayed in Safari 6.0. People facing issues with the usage of Windows PC support in Safari 6.0 can take help from Apple technical support to get best results.

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