NetMarketShare: Mac OS X up, iOS down in September market share

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both dipped in September.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.72% of the global market share in September compared to 7.53% in August (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 12%). The all-time high for OS X was in October 2013 when it had 7.73%. Windows remains dominant with 90.54% as of September. That's up from 90.84 % in August.

iOS had 38.58% of the mobile operating system market share in September, down from 40.82% in August. This compares to 53.54% for Android, 2.48% for Windows Phone and 1.73% for Java ME, and 1.38% for Symbian. Android was up from 52.54% in August. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94%.

NetMarketShares’ monthly surveys don’t measure market share in terms of computer systems sold. Instead they sample data from visitors to some 40,000 web sites operated by their clients. And note that NetMarketShare’s numbers don’t equate to sales.