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.