updated 12:45 pm EST, Wed January 2, 2008
Mac OS share hits 7.3%
Strong holiday sales of both MacBook and iPhones resulted in significant market share gains for Apple during the month of December, according to a Net Applications survey. Mac OS X rose to a record 7.3 percent share from 6.8 percent in November, while the company's iPhone garnered .12 percent share over the previous month's .09 percent. The survey suggests that more than one in 1,000 people on the internet are browsing the Web with an iPhone, according to Fortune.
Mac OS share grew 7.4 percent in December for nearly double the growth rate of November, even as the iPhone soared 33 percent over the prior month.
The survey sampled data from visitors to around 40,000 websites operated by Net Applications clients, revealing strong growth for Linux as well as Apple's iPod touch and the Nintendo Wii.