In a January 2007 interview with the New York Times, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was sharply critical of the Java platform. "Java's not worth building in," Jobs said. "Nobody uses Java anymore. It's this big heavyweight ball and chain." According to Brewin, Apple wants developers to create software for only a small set of APIs. "Fundamentally, [Apple doesn't] like open systems," Brewin said.
For more on Brewin's remarks:
- read this InfoWorld article