Net Applications: iPhone Internet usage share shows huge surge

Net Applications Global Internet Usage Market Share shows iPhone usage is surging. The number of Apple’s iPhone 3G units sold and the corresponding surge in Internet usage market share is staggering.

Net Applications Operating System Usage Trend shows that iPhone usage grew quickly with the initial launch, but held steady for the 3-4 months prior to the release of iPhone 3G. This seems to be easily explained by the lack of supply prior to 3G’s launch, which would naturally stunt growth in usage.

With the release of iPhone 3G in July, its usage market share rose markedly from 0.16% to 0.19%. However, when tracking weekly numbers, the week of August 10 shows a huge surge in usage to 0.31% market share.


  1. I keep track of my dept’s web site using Google Analytics. Last month iPhones and iPod Touches started to show in the stats. Overall, it’s now 30% Mac on our site – which is a generic academic dept. Resurgence is!

  2. After briefly glancing at the headline, I thought this was going to be about NetShare making its return to the app store. If that was the case, I was going to buy it, even though I don’t really have a use for it… just in case!

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