Net Applications: Apple’s Mac OS share hit new all-time high of 7.30% in December 2007

Net Applications’ Operating System stats for December 2007 show Apple’s Mac hit a new all-time high with 7.30% share of the operating systems visiting Net Applications’ network of websites worldwide. The stats also show Apple iPhone with 0.12% share, up from 0.09% in November and 0.04% in July. The data is aggregated from 40,000 websites that are predominantly ecommerce or corporate sites.

Net Applications’ December 2007 Operating System Stats:
Microsoft Windows: 91.80% (vs. NOV: 92.42%, JAN: 93.33%)
Apple Macintosh: 7.30% (vs. NOV: 6.80%, JAN: 6.22%)
Linux: 0.63% (vs. NOV: 0.57%, JAN: 0.35%)
Apple iPhone: 0.12%
Playstation: 0.03%
Nintendo Wii: 0.01%
SunOS: 0.01%

Net Applications’ Operating System Market Share for December 2007:

Net Applications’ December 2007 Operating System Stats by Version:
Windows XP: 76.97%
Windows Vista: 10.43%
Mac (Intel): 4.01%
Mac (PPC): 3.28%
Windows 2000: 2.66%
Windows 98: 0.70%
Linux: 0.57%
Windows NT: 0.57%
Windows ME: 0.40%
Apple iPhone: 0.12%
Windows CE: 0.06%
iPod: 0.02%
Series60: 0.02%
PSP: 0.02%
Pike: 0.02%
Windows 95: 0.02%
Hiptop: 0.02%
Web TV: 0.01%
SunOS: 0.01%
Nintendo Wii: 0.01%
Unknown: 0.01%

Net Applications’ Apple Macintosh Stats for 2007:
JAN: 6.22% (Intel: 1.88%, PPC: 4.34%)
FEB: 6.38% (Intel: 2.09%, PPC: 4.29%)
MAR: 6.09% (Intel: 2.14%, PPC: 3.95%)
APR: 6.24% (Intel: 2.33%, PPC: 3.91%)
MAY: 6.48% (Intel: 2.52%, PPC: 3.96%)
JUN: 6.03% (Intel: 2.49%, PPC: 3.54%)
JUL: 5.99% (Intel: 2.62%, PPC: 3.37%)
AUG: 6.18% (Intel: 2.83%, PPC: 3.35%)
SEP: 6.63% (Intel: 3.24%, PPC: 3.39%)
OCT: 6.58% (Intel: 3.43%, PPC: 3.16%)
NOV: 6.80% (Intel: 3.59%, PPC: 3.22%)
DEC: 7.30% (Intel: 4.01%, PPC: 3.28%)

Net Applications’ Operating System Market Share Trend for Apple Macintosh for January 2006 to December 2007:

More details can be seen via Net Applications’ here.

MacDailyNews Note: As always, the actual percentage numbers are not as important as the trends shown since all “market share” reports have unique measurement sources. Net Applications, for example measures 40,000 corporate and ecommerce websites — how many of which are restricted to WIndows and/or IE, if any, we do not know. Again, what’s important is the trend (and consistent data points). The trend shows Apple’s Macintosh ascending.


  1. The tsunami is coming. You can see the top of the wave approaching shore. By the time MS creates the next version of Windows in 6 years, they will have less market share than Apple. How sad? We all need to shed a tear.

  2. Joel has a good point. This survey should tend to favor Enterprise browsers, yet the year-old Vista has less than three times the hits of OSX-on-Intel. Too bad they don’t break that down Tiger vs Leopard! It would be sweet to see the year-old vs the quarter-old results.

  3. When I bought into OSX back in 2001, I did so despite worries that Apple might collapse having just over 2% share at that time and had been falling for years. Some said OSX might alienate the OS9 faithful and be Apple’s kiss of death. So to me each uptick is damn good news! Very reassuring. Even if Apple never achieved any more share (which they will), this percentage alone shows Apple is guaranteed to be a viable competitor for another decade at least.

  4. This changes nothing. The reason MACs appear to be at 7% is that the 3% of MACs out there are being recorded two or three times. The IT guys where I work tell me MACs have a history of crashing which tells me these machines are probably on a website, crash, then go back to the website after a restart so they’re counted twice. As usual the MAC sheep are falling for lies and poorly researched data to support their dying platform. Give it up already. Microsoft won, Apple lost.

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