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macOS and iOS market share both up in March

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for both macOS and iOS was up in March.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.27% of the global market share in March, up from from 6.19% percent in February (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.59% as of March.

iOS had 33.39% of the mobile operating system market share in March, up from 29.55% in February. This compares to 62.94% for Android, 1.33% for Windows Phone, and 0.99% for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.