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. Sorry, but the original writer of this article is a moron. It’s called (application) NetShare. And I’m bettin’ a whoooole lotta of people are in for a *hard* fall when they get their bills for overages… that assuming AT&T;doesn’t cancel your account all together.”If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Here is the reason they rounded the way they did, in my opinion…

    A pie chart must add up to 100%. If you properly round all of the numbers by conventional means… MS is 91% Mac is 7% Linux is 1% and the rest are all 0% So that adds to 99%.

    Of course, you cannot take a wedge that is 0% and show it on the pie chart…

    So they decided to take the largest region, 91% and bump it to 92% because the difference between the two numbers would not be significant in the chart. But bumping one of the less than 1% to 1% or 7% to 8% would be quite significant… a factor of 100% discrepancy or 14%.

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