Net Applications: Apple’s Mac OS share hit new all-time high of 7.57% in January 2008

Net Applications’ Operating System stats for January 2008 show Apple’s Mac hit a new all-time high with 7.57% share of the operating systems visiting Net Applications’ network of websites worldwide. The stats also show Apple iPhone with 0.13% share, up from 0.12% in December, and Apple iPod with 0.04%, up from 0.02% in December. The data is aggregated from 40,000 websites that are predominantly ecommerce or corporate sites.

Apple’s share of mobile devices is a rapidly-growing 0.17% (iPhone+iPod touch) which is now nearly triple that of Microsoft’s stagnant 0.06% (stuck at 0.06% since June 2007).

Net Applications’ January 2008 Operating System Stats:
Microsoft Windows: 91.46% (vs. DEC: 91.80%, JAN 07: 93.33%)
Apple Macintosh: 7.57% (vs. DEC: 7.30%, JAN 07: 6.22%)
Linux: 0.67% (vs. DEC: 0.63%, JAN: 0.35%)
Apple iPhone: 0.13%
Apple iPod: 0.04%
Playstation: 0.03%
Nintendo Wii: 0.01%
SunOS: 0.01%

Net Applications’ Operating System Market Share for January 2008:

Net Applications’ January 2008 Operating System Stats by Version:
Windows XP: 75.07%
Windows Vista: 11.96%
Mac (Intel): 4.31%
Mac (PPC): 3.26%
Windows 2000: 2.71%
Linux: 0.67%
Windows 98: 0.66%
Windows NT: 0.62%
Windows ME: 0.36%
Apple iPhone: 0.13%
Windows CE: 0.06%
iPod: 0.04%
Windows 95: 0.02%
PSP: 0.02%
Hiptop: 0.02%
Pike: 0.02%
Series60: 0.01%
SunOS: 0.01%
Web TV: 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: 7.31% (Intel: 4.01%, PPC: 3.28%)

Net Applications’ Operating System Market Share Trend for Apple Macintosh for February 2006 to January 2008:

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. It’s amazing how miniscule everything other than Windows and Mac are… Everything below “Mac” combined is less than 1%. I thought Linux would be a bit higher. Pretty soon, iPhone and iPod combined will be higher than Linux.

  2. Is this market share or user base? It seems these guys cannot possibly measure market share since they cannot differentiate new users from existing ones.

    Also, are the 40000 companies US based or not? If not, having a 6% user base worldwide is remarkable since Apple’s worldwide market share is still less than 4%.

    Does anyone have information that might clarify these things for me? Thanks.

  3. @pete, tired of retards, Lollerskates

    I don’t know which ‘40,000 corporate and ecommerce websites’ Net Applications are measuring, but there seems to be a very heavy U.S. bias and/or English language bias.

    NetApplications lists for the first time ISP market shares, which makes it possible to put OS/Browser Market Shares in context.

    Nine of the top 10 ISPs are U.S. companies, British Telecom is #8.

    Comcast cable with 12.9 million subscribers has 9.80% NetApplications ISP MarketShare.
    German giant Deutsche Telekom with 9 million subscribers has 0.95% NetApplications ISP MarketShare.

    Internet subscriber numbers here:

    If you are really interested, you can buy country-by-country views in here:

  4. Hard to believe that nearly 5% of the market is still running completely outdated garbage like Windows 2000, 98, ME, NT, CE, and 95. However, despite Mac’s rising share, these stats also clearly show the vast majority of users are staying with Windows XP and/or migrating to Vista. A mere 2% are switching. These may be big numbers for Apple but of little consequence to MicroSoft as overall Windows PC sales worldwide are growing at a rate that far outpaces a mere 2% of (relatively wealthy) current users choosing Macs.

    Missing from the stats: How much of this percentage rise is due to US usage which is historically much higher.

    (Just the other side of the numbers for those who like to know)

  5. Sheeezzze. You said, “Who cares? Only worldwide share is relevant, and Apple need to keep that in mind… it’s only about 3%.

    The world is bigger than the US; You’ve got Europe, China, India, South America, a bit of Africa.

    Wake up Apple.”

    OK, there are many more cockroaches in the world than people so I guess you feel that its more important to consider cockroaches than people. Fair enough. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    PS, I like that old “Lemmings” commercial of Apple. PC lemmings matching off the clift, while the Apple guy stops, raises his eye coverings and backs away.

    PS, you do sound so insecure about Apple numbers. Hmmmm, having any issues (say Vistas incredible flow?)?? ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />


  6. @ Tired of Retards, Lollerskates, Jay-Z and MacRomancer.

    I don’t know how Net Applications got their numbers but Apple can’t have 7+% of market share worldwide. 4% top.

    End of discussion.

  7. Meaningless information.
    Half the Mac stats come from old computers (PPC).

    And when one is using Windows on one´s Mac, where does that fit in these numbers? The person counted twice?

    The only thing (as far as sales goes) is current market share sales data.

  8. “Vista has sold more copies in a year than all Macs in existence.”

    Only by default. Yes, I know, the same can be said for OS X.

    Oops, sorry Mac+, I forgot you said “End of discussion.”
    Please forgive me.

  9. “Only by default. Yes, I know, the same can be said for OS X.”

    So what’s your point? If you buy Apple hardware you get OS X as the only choice out of the box. If you buy non Apple hardware you generally get Windows. Nevertheless people are choosing non Apple hardware in overwhelming numbers.

    Is that your point?

  10. “My point is that people are Amazing and ignorant.”

    Or they know what works for them and you are ignorant. 98% of the world’s computer using population can’t all be technology retards. It’s a much more likely hypothesis that you are a tretard.

  11. @Mac+
    The world is like the ass as a hole, it will eventually be wiped out, and by the way I doubt if you could find the world on a globe. As for people being stupid, over 90% are running windows, according to questionable statistics, so 90% must be stupid, and finally who the F–K CARES.

  12. ” It’s a much more likely hypothesis that you are a tretard.”

    Hypothesis: “a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation”

    “a proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.”

    Thanks for clearing that up. And you truly are Amazing.

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