Safari has regained second place from Microsoft Edge in the list of the most popular web browsers on computers, but it is still a long way from Google Chrome.
According to data from the latest survey conducted by analytics service StatCounter, Safari is being used as the main web browser on 11.87% of computers worldwide, 0.87% higher than Microsoft Edge (ranked No. three with 11%), although this is the default web application on Windows – the world’s most popular computer operating system.
In the same period last year, Edge overtook Safari with a difference of 0.1% mainly thanks to the popularity of Windows 11, a platform heavily invested by Microsoft with the goal of “covering” the default browser Edge
The rise of Safari – the default web browser on macOS platforms reflects the growth of Mac sales globally in 2022, despite supply constraints. Increased user interest in Apple-made M-series Mac models pushed sales of these devices to $11.5 billion in the final quarter of 2022, up $2.5 billion from the previous quarter. in the same period last year.
In fiscal year 2022, Macs brought in total revenue of $40.1 billion for Apple, up $5 billion from 2021. In the fourth quarter of 2022, half of Mac buyers were new customers for the first time. use the product, contributing to a significant increase in market share for Safari.
Topping the list is still Google Chrome which shows no signs of being replaced anytime soon, accounting for 66.13% of the global market share. Thus, the total market share of the remaining browsers is still lower than what Chrome owns. In fourth place is Mozilla’s Firefox with 5.65%. Followed by Opera (3.09%) and IE (0.55%). Notably, IE has been disabled by Microsoft since February 14, 2023, users cannot access this software since the above time