Is Apple still providing Java?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by dacoolest, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2011
    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?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2012
    St. Louis, MO
    No, if you want a JRE or JDK, just go to Oracle and download the Java 7 for OS X.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    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).

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