NetMarketShare: OS X and iOS marketshare both rise in December

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

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, Mac OS X had 7.01 percent of the global market share in December compared to 6.99 percent percent in November (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 14 percent). October 2015’s eight percent was an an all-time high by NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.32 percent as of December. That's down from 91.39 percent in November.

iOS had 35.43 percent of the mobile operating system market share in December, up from 34.88 percent in November. This compares to 57.29 percent for Android, 2.58 percent for Windows Phone, and 1.85 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.