Apple kills support for Safari 6 on Windows

Not many Windows users may have used the Safari browser, but if you are one of them, you might be disappointed to know that Apple may not be supporting Safari v6 on Windows.

If you visit the Safari home page on Apple’s website, you will not find any download link to download the browser. Moreover, it now clearly says that:

The latest version of Safari is available in Mountain Lion. The latest version of Safari for Lion is available through Software Update.

If you try to download Safari 5 by clicking on the prominent Download button on the Apple website, you will get redirected to the new Safari 6 home page. For Apple’s other products for Windows like, say QuickTime or iTunes, you can clearly see the download button links   prominently displayed. But such a download link is now no longer available for Safari 6.

If you check the Bing cache, you will see that, till recently, there did exist a download link for the PC version too.Here is a screen shot of the Bing cache as on 17th June.

One less browser for Windows users, from the oh-so-many browsers already available for Windows PC’s!

Will you miss it, if it is indeed discontinued!?

Via: Neowin.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. Ahmadlharb

    No Chrome is better 😀

  2. Dancarendt

    For a few months I had Safari as another browser.Over the past two weeks my Windows 7 Home needed clean reboots, as it was taking too long for logoffs and for one second before actual logoffs the message about choosing to force shutdown due to background processes running would flash; I thought maybe UWT had malfunctioned as it wouldn’t uncheck “delete pagefile at shutdown” and such processes were unknown to task manager, VIPRE, and me. I then saw some IP security videos showing how Safari 5, 5.01 let all kinds of old and new malware download; same testers showed IE9/VIPRE at least catching 9 out of 10 downloaded malware test samples. After Windows Club topics this past week, I checked into Comodo IceDragon and other Comodo utilities, and am now using same as together with Windows security and VIPRE I’ve had zero threats on what can be a hard-to-harden/sandbox Acer Aspire 5736Z 4GB 64 bit laptop. I think Safari is fine for virus-free environments but I won’t miss it or its quirky WebKit crashes on Windows.

  3. Shah

    After steve jobs death, apple is taking a wrong way….

  4. We have firefox and Coolnovo .. no need of ishit means safari ..

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