- Apr 12, 2001
With the release of Safari 3.1, Apple has started pushing Safari to Windows iTunes users. This new distribution method offers all Windows iTunes users the option of installing Safari 3.1 even if they have never installed Safari before. Apple confirmed this to Information Week:
While the practice has generated some debate, ZDNet points out that Apple previously announced this plan at WWDC in 2007:"We are using Software Update to make it easy and convenient for both Mac and Windows users to get the latest Safari update from Apple,"
"Jobs said that Apple plans to use iTunes as a distribution vehicle for Safari for Windows. He noted that there are a million downloads of iTunes a day, with 500 million of those [having gone to] Windows machines."