Who’s Using What to Visit Technologizer

By  |  Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm

John Gruber of Daring Fireball was moved by the release of new Net Applications mobile browser stats that show Apple’s Mobile Safari with more than three times as much usage as Android to disclose his own site’s mobile usage numbers. Which moves me to share Technologizer operating-system stats for the past month. I’m going to include all operating systems, not just mobile ones.

Here you go:

Windows: 47% (the easy overall winner, but even it doesn’t have a majority)

OS X: 26%

iPhone: 10%

iPad: 8%

Android: 4%

Linux: 3%

iPod: 1% (is this iPod Touch?)

Everything else: 1% (including .06% via Chrome OS, and .01% apiece via Wii, Google TV, and OS/2)

Looks like 19% of visitors are using iOS, vs. about 2 percent two years ago. Prediction: At some point, iOS will surpass OS X for second place. (No, I’m not guessing when.)

Oh, and if you consider iOS to be a version of OS X–which it is–then OS X is just slightly behind Windows. Or to put it another way: Almost half of visitors come here on an Apple device.

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8 Comments For This Post

  1. MJPollard Says:

    Which might explain why this blog is slowly becoming “all Apple, all the time.” Great for those who enjoy Apple products, but my interest in them is slightly lower than my interest in contracting syphilis.

  2. David Hamilton Says:

    Arguably, without Apple you'd still be using command-line computers, dot-matrix printers and phones with keypads. Without doubt the arrival of GUIs, laser printers and touch devices would have occurred a lot later.

    The touch-obsessed future technology videos released by Microsoft and RIM this week showed beyond doubt the transformational effect that the iPhone & iPad have had on everyone's thinking about the future.

    Had they been made 5 years ago, they would have looked radically different, and, like it or not, there is only one place to look for the thought-leader behind that change.

  3. Harry McCracken Says:

    Naw, it’s not based on browser stats. Mostly, I write about what’s interesting to me, and that includes Apple stuff. But the mix changes over time: For instance, expect more Windows stuff as we get closer to Windows 8’s release.


  4. The_Heraclitus Says:

    LMAO! No. Apple didn't invent the GUI, non-dot matrix printers, et al. I was using other printers BEFORE Apple was household name. Get a grip on yourself fan boi.

  5. David Hamilton Says:

    Sigh, back to the trolling, eh?

    Apple developed the first commercially successful GUI and laser printers, which became the starting point for other companies' versions (and also coincidentally kick-started the DTP industry). Those are historical facts.

    Not a fan-boi at all, just very disappointed at the level of innovation displayed by other companies. Most companies are scared to death of change for fear of damaging their existing revenue streams. A good example of that is Polaroid, who developed some of the earliest digital cameras but then supposedly backed away from the market once it showed signs of directly competing with its existing instant camera range.

  6. The_Heraclitus Says:

    I see that you are still exposing your lack of IQ; the first successful laser printer for a mass market was the HP LaserJet 8ppm, in 1984.

    Yes, a fan-boi…

  7. David Hamilton Says:

    Your bizarre comment about IQ aside, I would like to thank you for (unwittingly) correcting my error:
    Apple were, of course, the first to ship a Postscript Laser Printer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PostScript

    I'd conflated the two in my memory (they have become so closely associated), so thanks for helping me get my point exactly right.

  8. The_Heraclitus Says:

    I had to correct you because you haven't a clue about the tech field. Probably just a programmer in a basement.