Safari Gains Marketshare in 2005

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Jan
03

By: switchtoamac at: 4:36 PM on January 3, 2006 | Comments (1)

Apple computer's Safari Web browser continues to gain market share and checks in as the number three on the most used browsers.  Safari experienced a growth of approximately 85 percent in 2005.  By comparison, Microsoft's Internet Explorer lost market share during 2005 down to 85.05 percent in December from 89.44 in January, a decline of 4.9 percent Firefox, the number two browser finished 2005 with a 9.57 percent share of the market, an increase from 5.59 percent in January, an increase of 71 percent.

In September 2005, Safari's market share was 2.39 percent.  According to MarketShare, Safari's market share was 3.07 percent in December 2005.  That's a growth of over 28 percent in just three months.  You can view the growth of Safari during 2005 at the following link.

Considering that Safari is only available on Mac OS X, this is a strong indication that number of Mac users is on the rise, another sign that more switchers are moving to the Mac.  This is a very positive report that demonstrates Apple's increasing market share gains.  I expect Safari's market share to increase in January following the recent holiday shopping season and I expect the trend to continue during 2006 as Apple continues to gain popularity across most market segments.

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Are there any stats/surveys on what "just the Mac users" are using? If I could, I'd love to be able to justify not supporting Mac Internet Explorer anymore to my web clients.

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