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NetMarketShare: Mac OS X, Safari, iOS down in March


According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare (, the market share for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS all dipped slightly month.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 6.54% of the global market share in March compared to 6.92% in February (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 10%). Windows remains dominant with 92.48% as of January. That’s up from 91.92% in February.

When it comes to browsers, Safari had 5.07% in March. Internet Explorer had 53.83%, Firefox had 20.55% and Chrome had 18.52%. That compares to, respectively, February percentages of 5.24%, 52.84%, 20.92% and 18.90%, respectively, for the browsers.

The iOS’s still dominated in March, according to NetMarketShare. It had 59.87%, compared to 18.66% for Java ME, 15.10% for Android, 2.77% for Symbian and 2.21% for Blackberry. That compares to 60.90%, 19.02%, 14.16%, 2.77% and 2.15, respectively, in February.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.

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