Ever since Apple decided to offer their Safari web browser fo Windows, the company has pushed updates to keep the feature set aligned for both platforms. But according to a report at AppleInsider, Apple has quietly dropped support of Safari for Windows; Apple has updated their website and removed mention of the browser’s PC version.
With the OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion release this week, Apple also launched a new and faster Safari 6.0 for the Mac. Safari for Windows, however, remains stuck at version 5.1.7 which was released back in May. And more telling, Apple also has pulled its Windows Safari version download link from the Safari page. They’re now redirecting visitors to their support site to download Safari directly.
The lack of a Safari 6.0 update for PC leaves Windows users without the latest features, such as the unified Smart Search field, Tab View, iCloud Tabs, Sharing, Offline Reading List, etc. While Apple failed to provide any reasons for dropping support for Safari on Windows, AppleInsider speculates it could simply be a business decision or Apple’s intent to focus more on the features for their own Apple platform.