No more Safari for 50% of Mac users

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Remotewroks, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. Remotewroks macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    In the latest Safari security update Apple fixed more then 100 vulnerability's, but according to a dutch tech website "" Apple discontinues support for 10.6 and older.
    Apple's respond to this is that users need to upgrade there OS or buy a new Mac. Only problem with this is that more then 50% of Mac users are still on Snow Leopard or older.*2
    You still get the normal system fixes (for how long?) but not for Safari.
    I'm still on Snow because i do not like Lion's UI. Allot of other people have Mac's that can't run lion.
    Now i need to use Firefox so i can safe browse the web.

    How can this be possible? So soon!

  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  3. Remotewroks thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2011
    I agree, almost 50% on Lion as well. But even if it's less then 30% still allot of users are at risk. I don't know what Apple fixed.
    Btw Apple does not warn people that there Safari is outdated.


    edit typo
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    That's why Safari is meh as a browser. There are alternatives. Apple uses Safari to showcase integration with the system software; ditto for MS and IE. So you get Chrome, Opera, FF, etc. Apple does leave some things for other developers to work on.

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