Apple: Safari 3 Windows Version Launches (and here's your API into the iPhone)

Nothing earth shattering coming out of the Apple WWDC conference today in San Francisco. One interesting tidbit, though: Apple is releasing a version of their Safari browser for Windows machines. Safari 3 is available now as a free download for Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista.

This is a big move for Apple, which now provides iTunes and Safari for the Windows platform. Microsoft stopped developing its IE browser for the Mac platform in 2003. Today, Firefox and Safari are both popular choices for browsers on the Mac platform. Steve Jobs claims 5% market share for Safari across all operating systems, and says it is twice as fast as the competition.

Apple is also “opening” up the iPhone to third party applications…via Safari.