NetMarketShare: OS X and iOS marketshare both rose in October

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare (, the market share for Mac OS X and iOS both rose in October.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had eight percent of the global market share in October compared to 7.72 percent in September that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 14%). That’s an all-time high. Windows remains dominant with 90.42 percent as of October. That's down from 90.54 percent in September.

iOS had 40.8 percent of the mobile operating system market share in October, up from 38.58 percent in September. This compares to 52.61 percent for Android, 2.90 percent for Windows Phone and 1.73 percent for Java ME. The all-time high for iOS was in July 2012 with 65.94 percent.

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.