NetMarketShare: Mac OS X, iOS both dip in market share in August

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

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.53% of the global market share in August compared to 7.67% in July (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 90.84% as of August. That's up from 90.65% in July.

iOS had 40.82% of the mobile operating system market share in August, down from 41.55% in July. This compares to 52.14% for Android, 2.60% for Windows Phone, 1.72% for Java ME, and 1.38% for Symbian,. Android was up from 51.12% in July. 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.