updated 09:30 am EDT, Wed August 20, 2008
iPhone 3G & browser share
The iPhone is currently maintaining a steady growth in its browser share, figures provided by Net Applications show. Although its share of the browser marketplace actually decreased slightly in the weeks before the release of the iPhone 3G, since the July 11th launch, these numbers have been on a continual increase, and surpassed June levels within less than a month. The last reported figures, from August 18th, show a share of 0.23 percent.
Crucially, the graph is marked by regular spikes, coinciding with weekends. iPhone browser share has typically increased dramatically beginning each Friday, peaking by as much as 50 to 70 percent higher on Saturday before resuming flatter, if somewhat elevated levels on Monday. This could suggest that a large number of people are using the weekend to buy iPhones.