October 2008: Apple Mac OS market share dips slightly to 8.21 %

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By: switchtoamac at: 12:46 PM on November 4, 2008 | Comments (0)

According to data collected and metrics tracked by market research firm Net Applications, Apple's Mac OS market share dipped to 8.21 during October 2008.  Although falling versus September 2008, Mac OS market share rose by 24.77 percent on an annualized basis.  In October 2007 Mac OS market share stood at 6.58 percent as measured by Net Applications.

Key Percent Increases
  • Up 24.77 percent since October 2007
  • Up 8.45 percent since January 2008
The following is a view of Apple's Mac OS market share month by month for calender year 2008.  The table tracks Mac OS market share for 2008 and 2007 and highlights the year-over-year (Y-O-Y) increase.  In this scenario, year over year measures the percent change in Mac market share (based on Net Applications data) versus the same month in the 2007.

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10_2008_yoy.pngYear-Over-Year growth analysis
In our September analysis, we indicated that Mac OS market share growth was slowing.  The Mac operating system growth experienced three continuous months of year-over-year deceleration.  October 2008 marked the end of that  deceleration as the data demonstrates that Mac OS market share nudged up slightly to 24.77% from 24.13%.

About Market Share
You can learn about Net Applications here and see the full October 2008 report for multiple operating systems at the following link.

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