Net Applications’ Web Browser stats for September 2008 show Apple’s Safari hit a new all-time high with 6.65% 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’ September 2008 Web Browser Stats:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: 71.52% (vs. MAY 2006: 84.20%)
Mozilla Firefox: 19.46% (vs. MAY 2006: 10.55%)
Apple Safari: 6.65% (vs. MAY 2006: 3.26%)
– iPhone: 0.32%
– iPod: 0.04%
Google Chrome: 0.78%
Opera Mini: 0.05%
Microsoft Pocket Internet Explorer: 0.02%
ACCESS NetFront: 0.01%
Net Applications’ Browser Market Share for September 2008:
Net Applications’ Browser Market Share Trend for Apple Safari for October 2006 to September 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. If anything, Net Applications is providing one measure of installed base, rather than “market share.” Again, what’s important is the trend (and consistent data points). The trend clearly shows Apple’s Safari ascending.