Why, Apple, Why?

So I see, via the blogosphere, that a Java 6 update is available for the Mac, so I run off to the Apple website to download the package. Click on the link, and I'm happy. Wait....

It's for 64-bit Intel Macs only?!?

Apple, why do you tease me this way? Why is it that you can build it for 64-bit machines, but not 32-bit? This just seems entirely spurious and artificial. Somebody please tell me that it's otherwise, and why, because until then, I'm going to just assume that Apple doesn't give a whit about Java.