Safari on windows, why now?

On June 12th Apple announced the release of Safari for Windows, in 2 days it had 1 million downloads. But why was it released at all. Allegedly Safari have near 5% of the browser market, not bad considering to date it only runs on a mac. So it could be they viewed the success of Firefox and thought there was room in the market. However, they could have done this before and if you take a look at browsers statistics by w3schools you find the figure is much lower than stated.  With a little more investigation you find that the IPhone (to be released end June) will have developer access using Safari. Now perhaps a release makes more sense, as most developers are on the windows platform and the IPhone will need these to gain momentum after its initial launch. Whatever the reason, it is worth downloading to see if it suits your needs.

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