“If you thought Microsoft’s venerable Internet Explorer browser was the most used browser in the world you could be forgiven. If this were 1999,” Wil Gomez writes for Mac360. “But here we are moving rapidly into the 21st century and, well, things have changed. And what has changed is all about numbers.”
“Chrome is used more an any device platform than Internet Explorer,” Gomez writes. “Apple’s device count of Mac, iPhone, and iPad now exceeds more than 1 billion devices, and Safari is the most used browser on all of them, so that gives Apple a leg up on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.”
The data is derived from “a count of users and their browsers that visit US government websites, so it’s likely to be statistics that are skewed this way or that way, but that’s what statistics do, right?” Gomez writes. “There are some interesting sidebars to the statistics the government gathers about web browsers. Which website run by the government gets the most visitors? The US Postal Service. Then, the IRS (at least, at this time of year), followed by the National Weather Service, and the Social Security Administration.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Web browser data from NetApplications backs up the gov’t data.