NetMarketShare: macOS market share is up, iOS is down in November

According to the latest market share survey from NetMarketShare, the market share for macOS rose, but that for iOS dipped again in November.

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.74% of the global market share in November, up from 6.43% percent in October (that’s global market share; in the US it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 90.95% as of November.

iOS had 25.71% of the mobile operating system market share in November, down from 27.78% in October. This compares to 68.67% for Android, 1.75% for Windows Phone, and 1.57% for Java ME. 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.