Apple Boosts Market Share

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Apple has jumped to 6.81 percent market share of the OS market, according to the latest research from Net Applications.

The figures confirm a slowdown in market share in October, which quickly became an increase once Leopard reached retail, driving Apple's slice of the online client market up 3.34 percent.

Industry watchers may note that 6.81 percent is Apple's largest slice of the market for a decade, putting the company in second place behind systems from Microsoft.

Apple's iPhone OS also grabbed a slice of share, taking 0.09 percent within the 'others' category, which also includes PlayStation (0.02 percent), the Nintendo Wii (0.01 percent) and the Sun OS (0.01 percent).

Net Applications surveys sample data from visitors to 40,000 websites operated by its clients. Results should be considered a snapshot of the scene, rather than hard and fast statistical analysis.

This story, "Apple Boosts Market Share" was originally published by Macworld U.K..

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