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Apr 18, 2013, 10:44 AM
Hi, I have had Java from Apple installed previously but now I have Java from Oracle installed and I'm still getting java updates from Apple. The latest update I received is Java for OS X 2013-003. Is this update a version of Java ? Or just a patch ? And why am I getting java updates from Apple still? And the most important question is, why do Apple keep providing updates for an older version of Java when there is a newer version released by Oracle?

Apr 18, 2013, 02:36 PM
No, if you want a JRE or JDK, just go to Oracle and download the Java 7 for OS X.

Apr 18, 2013, 04:57 PM
Java 6 and 7 are independent. Apple still releases updates for Java 6 (2013-003 is one of those). Java 7 has its own update process (it will usually prompt you when an update is detected).