Safari global usage nearly doubled

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by nighthawk, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. nighthawk thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2003
    Some how these numbers just don't add up. If Apple is selling about 3% of the personal computer market, how can the Safari browser only have 0.48% of the world wide market.

    Is this just because the general OSX public is still using IE?
  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Mac users who use OS X are still in the minority. I think Steve said only 40% of the userbase use OS X.
  3. coolsoldier macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2003
    The 909
    If everyone out there was using a brand new computer, we would probably see Safari use at the same percentage as Mac use, but since IE (not Safari) is the default browser for OS 9 and all of the OS X's before 10.3, it's not much of a surprise. It's actually pretty amazing if a sixth of the Mac user base is running the newest version of OS X.
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Better stats would be to see what all the 'Mac' sites use. I imagine that number would be quite different.

    Maybe it will double again in 6 months.

  5. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    The inner depths of madness, aka Kent, OH
    although i primarily use safari, i do you mozilla quite a bit as well. same with a lot of other people i know. plus there's icab, camino, omniweb and other choices out there for Mac.

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