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I expect Safari to continue to grow as the number of Mac users is increasing. Although Safari's market share declined slightly in May and June, I'm inclined to attribute the decline to the May release of the MacBook. Consumers were delaying their purchases in May as they anticipated the release of the iBook replacement. The mid May release (May 16, 2006) of the MacBook should explain the decrease. By the end of 2006, we should see an even greater market share for Safari.
Because Safari is only available on Mac OS X, its growth can be used to demonstrate the growth in the Mac user base. Safari's 65 percent rise year-over-year for June is a strong indication that number of Mac users is on the rise and a significant part of that growth can most likely be credited to switchers.