Mac Internet Usage Reaches Record High of 8.87%

According to Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Apple 2.0, recent data from Net Applications reveals a milestone: 8.87 percent of all Internet users now operate on a Mac, setting a new record.

This figure, combined with the 0.37 percent who browse via the iPhone, indicates that more than one in every eleven internet users globally accesses the web through an Apple device.

The iPhone itself has seen a 12 percent increase in users from the previous month.

It’s also noteworthy that for the first time in a long while, Windows users have dropped below 90 percent of the internet user base.

Additionally, Internet Explorer’s market share has fallen below 70 percent, a figure not seen since its peak in the late 1990s.

Meanwhile, Linux has seen a significant uptick in users, with a nearly 17 percent increase bringing its total to 0.83 percent of internet users.

These statistics are derived from over 160 million website visits monitored by Net Applications.


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