According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS all rose in December
According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.07% of the global market share in December compared to 7.30% in November (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 12%). November was an all-time high for Mac OS X. Windows remains dominant with 91.74% as of December That’s up from 91.45% in November.
When it comes to desktop/laptop browsers, Safari had 5.24% in October compared to 5.33% in December. Internet Explorer had 54.77%, Firefox had 19.82% and Chrome had 18.04%. That compares to, respectively, November percentages of 54.75%, 20.44% and 17.24% 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 60.56% of the market as of December. That’s down from 61.50% in November. The mobile version of Safari hit its all-time high of 66.44% in August 2012.
The iOS still dominated in December, according to NetMarketShare. It had 60.13%, compared to 24.60% for Android, 10.18% for Java ME, 1.59% for Blackberry and 1.53% for Symbian. That compares to 61.10%, 28.02%, 6.65%, 1.42% and 1.24%, respectively, in November The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.
NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys (http://www.netmarketshare.com) 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.