But the big news isn't in the lack of delay, but it Apple's decision to uninstall its Java applet plug-in from all web browsers:
Apple has been slowly moving away from Java for quite some time now.
Starting with OS X Lion, it stopped shipping the OS with Java installed by default (but gave the option of installing a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) if needed), and then it made browsers disable the Java plug-in if it wasn't used in the last 35 days.
Having already left the updating of Java 7 to Oracle, Apple is now only updating Java 6.
After this latest update, users that will want to user applets on a web page will have to click on the region labeled "Missing plug-in" to go download the latest version of the Java applet plug-in from Oracle.
Apple hasn't commented on the reasoning behind this latest move, but it's likely that it simply wants to wean its users off the rarely patched, oft-attacked software.