With the release of OS X Mountain Lion today, Apple also released Safari 6.0 for Mac. As noted by some, the Windows version of Safari didn’t see the update, and in fact, disappeared from Apple’s site altogether.
While a direct download is still available, speculation has arisen that perhaps Safari for Windows had been completely discontinued.
At the same time today, Apple posted a page (which has since disappeared and now redirects here) detailing Safari 5.1.7 for Windows, even though this version of Safari was released back in May with OS X 10.7.4. As mentioned by MacRumors, Apple had previously listed Safari 5.1.7 for both Mac and Windows on the same page here.
With all of this confusion, speculation has been flying around about what is actually going on with Safari for Windows. While Apple seems to have stopped development of it, at least for now, it appears that they will still be offering the download through the support page for the time being.
If you’re a user of Safari on Windows, it’s safe to say that you should start looking at other alternatives at this point. While Safari for Windows isn’t gone, it’s certainly on its way out.Related