According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare (http://www.netmarketshare.com), the market share for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS all rose in October.
According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.16% of the global market share in October compared to 7.16% in September (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 12%). That’s an all time high for Mac OS X. Windows remains dominant with 91.67% as of October. That’s down from 91.73% in September.
When it comes to desktop/laptop browsers, Safari had 5.21% in October compared to 5.26% in September. Internet Explorer had 54.13%, Firefox had 19.99% and Chrome had 18.55%. That compares to, respectively, September percentages of 53.63%, 20.08% and 18.86%, respectively, for the browsers. Safari’s all-time high is 5.43% in October 2011. Of course, this doesn’t count Safari on iOS devices, which has 60.31% of the market as of October.
The iOS still dominated in October, according to NetMarketShare. It had 59.87%, compared to 27.35% for Android, 8.04% for Java ME, 1.67% for Blackberry and 1.67% for Symbian. That compares to 63.48%, 22.10%, 9.34%, 1.83% and 1.78%, respectively, in September The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.
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.