Net Applications: Apple’s Safari Web browser share hit new all-time high of 5.58% in December 2007

Net Applications’ Web Browser stats for December 2007 show Apple’s Safari hit a new all-time high with 5.58% share of the browsers visiting Net Applications’ network of websites worldwide. The data is aggregated from 40,000 websites that are predominantly ecommerce or corporate sites.

Net Applications’ December 2007 Web Browser Stats:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 76.07% (vs. NOV: 77.35%, JAN: 79.98%)
Mozilla Firefox: 16.78% (vs. NOV: 16.01%, JAN: 13.70%)
Apple Safari: 5.58% (vs. NOV: 5.14%, JAN: 4.72%)
Netscape: 0.66%
Opera: 0.64%
Mozilla: 0.08%
Opera Mini: 0.04%
Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer: 0.04%
Playstation: 0.03%
Blazer: 0.02%
Danger Web Browser: 0.02%
Konqueror: 0.02%
WebTV: 0.01%
ACCESS NetFront: 0.01%

Net Applications’ Browser Market Share for December 2007:

Net Applications’ Apple Safari Web Browser Stats for 2007:
JAN: 4.72%
FEB: 4.86%
MAR: 4.53%
APR: 4.61%
MAY: 4.84%
JUN: 4.51%
JUL: 4.58%
AUG: 4.71%
SEP: 5.11%
OCT: 5.09%
NOV: 5.14%
NOV: 5.58%

Net Applications’ Browser Market Share Trend for Apple Safari 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 Safari ascending.


  1. Word is that IE8 will have most of the features we know and love in Safari … and Firefox. Safari 2, that is. Why, I’ve even heard that the latest beta does the Acid2 test properly! So … if you really love IE, all you have to do is wait a year or two and pray that Safari and Firefox don’t do something – like … get even better? – and you’ll be on top again.
    Yeah … like THAT will happen.

  2. And yet, some “powers that be” are sticking with the crippled nag that is IE. A year or two back, I needed a waiver to sanction the installation of Firefox on our Windows servers rather than the approved IE. That waiver was *denied*. They will only sanction what they can control through group policies. Since they couldn’t exercise such controlt with Firefox, it’s prohibited on all Windows platforms.

  3. But I fear this isn’t good.
    FireFox is now OWNED by MacroSloth.

    So Apple users STOP using it – OK
    I could care not how many plug-ins and stuff it offers.

    Safari still is faster.
    And we want Safari to OUT PACE FireFox.

    What would be nice here – is to see
    MAC users of FireFox vs Windows users of FireFox

    and also

    Windows uses of Safari

    plus a break down of Opera on both platforms too.

    This way we can see the Numbers of
    Mac users surfing the NET with whatever they use.

    Eventually getting them to CONVERT back to Safari v4.


  4. @Reality Check

    For most the world, the application used by a computer is not
    MacroSloths’ Office for the business.

    For most people, a COMPUTER is a communications device, where a BROWSER it the MAIN application.

    With MS controlling the networks and junking it up with one side MS crappy coding and locked in shzit…

    CONSUMERS should be SCREAM over all that and the FILM and MUSIC industry also SHOULD release this too.

    MS is choking all of us… and they KNOW it – they played the internet browsers war with BRILLIANCE yet Apple was on to them at get start.

    BROWSER and the WAR on them ARE VERY VERY important.

    BUT you know this…

    So – think about FireFox being owned by MS.

    THINK carefully.

    I will not use it. It feels chunky, And I thx Apple each day for Safari.

  5. Firefox is a good program. I use it at work on a PC as the main browser and Safari as secondary. On the macs at home I use Safari almost exclusively, except for Firefox to connect to my work email which Safari ask for a password for every page.

    IE went down 4% in a year. At that rate it will be 5 years to sink to 50%. Are there enough smart PC users there to switch to Firefox or Safari? Or will increasing Mac share accelerate the decline?

  6. This time around, I think these stats actually include both the Safari for windows and for iPod/iPod Touch.

    Interesting, as the iPhone has broken the 0.1 milestone in the OS market share (0.12 to be precise). It is not clear whether this 0.12 excludes iPod Touch. Probably includes it.

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