Survey: Mac Online Usage Grew In September



Net Applications added another metric to the increasing evidence that Apple is closing the gap with Windows – this time online.

Macs online grew by more than 5 percent to 8.28 percent in September, compared to August, a survey of operating systems used to connect to Web sites found.

Windows, although comprising more than 90 percent of online connections, actually fell by 0.47 percent to 90.23 percent of online operating systems last month, according to Net Applications.

IPhones leapt from 0.30 in August to 0.32 percent in September, a 6.67 percent jump.

In related news, an iPhone Satisfaction Survey by the Technologizer Web site found 91 percent of participants adore their Apple device with the majority having owned the handset for 2-3 months. E-mail, the Web and SMS topped the list of most-used iPhone applications.

Graph from Technologizer

4 responses to “Survey: Mac Online Usage Grew In September”

  1. Andrew DK says:

    Nice link… o_O

    Also, 0.32% is less than one half of one percent (0.5%). So it LEAPT from less than one half percent to… less than one half percent.


    How about just saying it increased to 0.32% from 0.30%:
    Actual link to the data

  2. imajoebob says:

    It’s a bit nitpicking, but can you clear up the iPhone stats? I’m guessing that you meant the starting figure was 1/2 of 1/10th of a percent (I find that easier to get my head around than 1/20th or .0005 or even .05%). I only bother because it took my attention away until I figured out what was bothering me about it.

    On a more pertinent note, does that number include the touch, or do they appear as different OSes? I’m sure there are hordes of touch users on the Internet…

    FInally, I’m curious if there’s been a change in the survey methodology or data collector(s). I seem to remember that some of the “leading” experts were often consultants that had large investments in Windows-centrric sytems, which could lead to unintentional data bias (they sometimes didn’t find other OSes) and Windows-centric services that may have added to bias – not necessarily intentional – in interpreting the data.