After showing impressive gains in December and January, Mac OS X's slice shrank a bit last month in the latest Net Applications survey of operating system market share. The iPhone's share growth, meanwhile, continues to outpace every other category except "Other."
As Net Applications measures it (more on its quirky methodology below), the Mac's market share dipped to 7.46 percent, 1.45 percent off its January record high. Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, meanwhile, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 1, 2008 12:32 PM ET
The news was almost lost yesterday in the Microhoo hoopla: even as Microsoft (MSFT) was trying to buy its way into some kind of parity with Google (GOOG) by gobbling up Yahoo (YHOO), a new survey showed that Apple (AAPL) had taken another little bite out of Redmond's core business.
According to the latest market share data from Net Applications, Mac OS X's slice of the computer operating system market grew MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 2, 2008 10:23 AM ET
Reflecting strong holiday sales of both MacBooks and iPhones, Apple's (AAPL) market share grew sharply in December, as measured by a Net Applications survey released today.
The Mac hit a record 7.3% share, up from 6.8% last month. The iPhone also hit a new record, .12%, up from .09% in November. That suggests that better than 1 out of every 1,000 people on the Internet are browsing the Web using an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 1, 2008 11:40 AM ET
Most consumers thinking about buying Apple's (AAPL) new Leopard operating system will learn what they need to know from the first wave of reviews -- the ones written by journalists who were given pre-loaded, pre-release copies of OS X 10.5 and had a week to play with it.
But the review that programmers were waiting for was the one by fellow developer John Siracusa, the Ars Technica columnist who wrote the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 29, 2007 8:27 AM ET
One could fault Apple (AAPL) for once again handing out advance copies of its new operating system upgrade only to journalists who depend on good relations with Steve Jobs to supplement their income, but let's skip all that and go straight to the reviews:
Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal (The D Conference)Headline: Leopard: Faster, Easier than Vista. Upgrade of Apple's OS Isn't Revolutionary, But It Beats Microsoft's Favorite features: For me, the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 25, 2007 8:34 AM ET
With less than a week before OS X Leopard ships, Apple (AAPL) has published a video guided tour of the latest version of its flagship Macintosh operating system. It's available here as a Quicktime download or streaming file.Clocking in at more than 27 minutes, it's a long slog, delivered by a black-shirted actor in the cloying up-beat tone that has become Apple's house style for these presentations. This actor has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2007 2:43 PM ET
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