“Reversing its first market share decline since June 2006, Apple’s Mac OS market share returned to growth in April 2007 as it rose to 6.21, up from the 6.08 percent from the prior month. The market share data in this report has been obtained from market research firm Net Applications (Market Share),” Switch To A Mac reports.
Based on the data, the following observations can be made:
• Up 38.3 percent since April 2006
• Up 76.4 percent since April 2005, the month Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 was launched
Switch To A Mac reports, “The 38 percent year-over-year increase for April 2007 continues to demonstrate a slowdown in the year-over-year growth since February 2007.”
Full article, with more details, including charts and graphs, here.
MacDailyNews Note: Net Applications’ statistics include monthly information on key statistics such as browser trends (e.g. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox market share), search engine referral data (e.g. Yahoo vs. MSN vs. Google traffic market share) and operating system share. Net Applications collects data from the browsers of site visitors to their exclusive on demand network of small to medium enterprise live stats customers. The sample size for these sites is more than 40,000 urls. The information published is an aggregate of the data from this network of hosted website statistics. The site unique visitor and referral information is summarized on a monthly basis.