iOS market share is up, macOS is down in December

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

According to the report, among desktop operating systems, macOS had 6.07% of the global market share in December, down from 6.74% percent in November (that’s global market share; in the U.S. it’s over 13%). April 2016’s 9.2% was an all-time high, according to NetMarketShare’s measurements. Windows remains dominant with 91.72% as of December.

iOS had 29.52% of the mobile operating system market share in December, down from 25.71% in November. This compares to 65.87% for Android, 1.76% for Windows Phone, and 1.44% 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.