Mac OS Xのupdateにおいて以下のような文言があって、
10.7以降サポートされないっぽいけど、結局どうなっちゃうのかよくわからんので、Portico Systemsの人がSteve Jobsに送ったメールの回答がこれ。
Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms. They have their own release schedules, which are almost always different than ours, so the Java we ship is always a version behind. This may not be the best way to do it.EmailFromSteveJobs | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
It simply isn't true that “Sun (now Oracle) supplies Java for all other platforms”. IBM supplies Java for IBM's platforms, HP for HP's, even Azul systems does the JVM for their systems (admittedly, these all start with code from Snorcle - but then, so does Apple).Steve Jobs Comments on Apple's Java Discontinuation : On a New Road
in the early days, they were insistent on doing the port themselves.
Apple was able to convince developers to target their non-portable/proprietary environment, Apple's fundamental control-freak tendency took over and they put less and less energy into Java. It also didn't help that the early ports that they did were heavily customized - far more than they needed to be.Steve Jobs Comments on Apple's Java Discontinuation : On a New Road
The mistake isn't necessarily deprecating Java, if that is the way forward then that is the way forward. The big mistake is deprecating it without ANY concrete plans on a way forward.http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=1835964&cid=33996040