I read today the alarming post in JavaLobby: “So long Apple, the party’s over” which says that not only that Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) doesn’t support the latest version of Java (6), it also broke the support for the previous & popular version (5). I always felt there’s a small evilness & fishiness in Apple, but what’s clear here is that though Apple’s products are amazingly good, if you’re not in their primary customer group (i.e., you develop in Java or talk Hebrew) you don’t exist for them. Completely uncool in the age of responsive companies in dialog with their customers (e.g., Dell’s IdeaStorm).
If I hadn’t switch to Python recently, I would have been in serious dilemma now. My heart goes for those still in Java.
See also: John Gruber tries to explain Apple’s point of view.