iPad grabs .04% of global browser market

The browser market is a contentious one. Microsoft has long dominated the space with Internet Explorer, but in recent years Firefox and others have stolen a large chunk of the pie. Apple’s Safari has made attempts to grab some of the desktop space as well with its Windows release, but it is still largely used exclusively by Mac users.

In the mobile space, the story is quite different though. Mobile Safari has dominated the landscape through its inclusion with the iPhone and iPod Touch. The recent release of iPad has only helped solidify its position.

As reported by Engadget, iPhone currently accounts for .51% of the total market, with Android and Blackberry accounting for .07% and .04% respectively. Although the iPad has only been available for 2 weeks, it already commands as much of the web as Blackberry. According to NetApplications, as of April 16th, the iPad stands at a .04% browser market share.

While the iPad has been touted as a media consumption device, these numbers show that many are finding it to be a great way to surf the web. As the iPad goes international and the 3G version sees release, this number can only climb.

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I think that's impressive. Blackberries are THE smartphone in my area. I see people getting online with them all the time. It is very funny to read so many comments downplay BB connectivety in the name of bashing Apple and Neowin.

What others seem to be neglecting here is not only are Apple & Blackberry aiming at different people, buy that these iPad figures are solely based on Wi-Fi devices.

thommcg said,
What others seem to be neglecting here is not only are Apple & Blackberry aiming at different people, buy that these iPad figures are solely based on Wi-Fi devices.

That should read 'but that...'

Strike X said,
Why neowin keep publishing Apple news so much lately?

so annoying.

Damn fan boys, I tell you..

Strike X said,
Why neowin keep publishing Apple news so much lately?
so annoying.

This stuff IS annoying. If you think this is bad, take a look over on Engadget. Most of the first page is about the iPad.

Strike X said,
Why neowin keep publishing Apple news so much lately?

so annoying.

Because Apple have many things happening at the moment!! No point having a news section if you don't post news to it.

SLeeM@N said,
A mobile device is a mobile device... usage might be different who cares. The point is it's a mobile device.

So according to you, a comparison between a laptop and a phone will be completely valid. I mean they're both mobile devices, right?

/- Razorfold said,

So according to you, a comparison between a laptop and a phone will be completely valid. I mean they're both mobile devices, right?

WOW, You do have an issue with Apple don't you?


I think that it would be fair to compare laptop statistics with iPad statistics in around 6 months time and see what market share there is as i believe that the iPad will take a great chunk of that too.


In terms of mobile devices, yes it is a mobile device and should be placed in categories that also host the blackberry and many other smart phones but only because there is no category created for devices such as the iPad yet.


The iPad is a device that will change the way we surf the web, check emails, view media etc and therefore that and all of the other similar devices that will come out in the coming months / years should be placed into a new category to suit and compared alongside each other then.


But for now iPad has a large market share in a minimal amount of time so yeah.... iPad kicks ass

Edited by Quapps, Apr 18 2010, 9:00am : formatting

Quapps said,

WOW, You do have an issue with Apple don't you?


I think that it would be fair to compare laptop statistics with iPad statistics in around 6 months time and see what market share there is as i believe that the iPad will take a great chunk of that too.


In terms of mobile devices, yes it is a mobile device and should be placed in categories that also host the blackberry and many other smart phones but only because there is no category created for devices such as the iPad yet.


The iPad is a device that will change the way we surf the web, check emails, view media etc and therefore that and all of the other similar devices that will come out in the coming months / years should be placed into a new category to suit and compared alongside each other then.


But for now iPad has a large market share in a minimal amount of time so yeah.... iPad kicks ass

Go read my entire post again because you obviously fail at reading.

1. iPad can be compared to laptops but it is still not a fair comparison. A more appropriate comparison will be to a slate / tablet pc.

2. Phones cannot be compared to laptops. 2 seperate devices with different uses in mind.

3. Blackberries are designed for email capabilities, nobody buys a BB because it has an amazing browser on it (it doesn't). People however do buy iPads for browsing the internet because it is very good at it.

4. North America BB Market share as of today. 27.59%. I don't know the exact number but I can pretty much guarantee you it's more than a million. Which means more blackberries are out there than iPads.

5. All this news article comparison is proving is more people browse the web using iPads than Blackberries. So? That was meant to happen. It doesn't prove the iPads marketshare at all, and from the article right below this less than a million iPads sold in America.

Learn to read before claiming that I'm bashing Apple.

I forgot to mention one other thing,

According to this statistic, and your logic, there should be 12.75x as many iPhones out there than Blackberries. I mean iPhone has 0.51% and BB has 0.04% web browsing market share. However when you go look at the market share in NA, iPhoneOS (prob includes iPod touch, iPad?) has 45.32% and RIM has 27.59%.

/- Razorfold said,
I forgot to mention one other thing,

According to this statistic, and your logic, there should be 12.75x as many iPhones out there than Blackberries. I mean iPhone has 0.51% and BB has 0.04% web browsing market share. However when you go look at the market share in NA, iPhoneOS (prob includes iPod touch, iPad?) has 45.32% and RIM has 27.59%.

Amazing!! You missed my point completely and still went on your rampage. Time of the month?

Quapps said,

Amazing!! You missed my point completely and still went on your rampage. Time of the month?

Nope. Go read my post again since you still completely missed the point and keep talking about how i "hate" apple.

In terms of mobile devices, yes it is a mobile device and should be placed in categories that also host the blackberry and many other smart phones but only because there is no category created for devices such as the iPad yet..

As for no devices created for the category of iPad? Really now. Netbooks, tablet pcs, and slates. Now lets see tablet pcs have been out since 2002, netbooks have been out since 2007(?), and slates are coming out.

Hence comparing an iPad to a blackberry and then saying look the iPad is a superior device just shows ignorance. Same thing applies to comparing an iPad to a laptop and going look the laptop is the superior device.

Now go re-read my post and find something that I said was wrong / against Apple.

Edited by -Razorfold, Apr 18 2010, 11:35pm :

markjensen said,
Because they already caught up to Blackberry's web browsing share?

Seriously.

So? You're comparing 2 completely different devices. One a business device, the other a consumer device. One used mostly for its powerful email capabilities, the other used for sitting on the couch and browsing the web or w/e. Also you cannot compare the iPad with a smartphone or any phone since they are different devices, with different uses.

A news article that showed iPad sales over the past week would have been better instead of one saying the iPad captured 0.04% of the web.

Edited by -Razorfold, Apr 18 2010, 12:50am :

/- Razorfold said,

So? You're comparing 2 completely different devices. One a business device, the other a consumer device. One used mostly for its powerful email capabilities, the other used for sitting on the couch and browsing the web or w/e. Also you cannot compare the iPad with a smartphone or any phone since they are different devices, with different uses.

A news article that showed iPad sales over the past week would have been better instead of one saying the iPad captured 0.04% of the web.


+1

/- Razorfold said,

So? You're comparing 2 completely different devices. One a business device, the other a consumer device. One used mostly for its powerful email capabilities, the other used for sitting on the couch and browsing the web or w/e. Also you cannot compare the iPad with a smartphone or any phone since they are different devices, with different uses.

A news article that showed iPad sales over the past week would have been better instead of one saying the iPad captured 0.04% of the web.

But still, I think it is fair to say it is an accomplishment nevertheless?
Although incomparable as you say, BB has been around for years with MANY models whereas iPad with just the one, yet the browser market share has been matched.
Still an amazing feat, no?

Jordan Wharmsby said,

But still, I think it is fair to say it is an accomplishment nevertheless?
Although incomparable as you say, BB has been around for years with MANY models whereas iPad with just the one, yet the browser market share has been matched.
Still an amazing feat, no?

Um. It's web browsing markshare has been matched sure. But like I already said, people don't buy Blackberries for its webbrowsing capabilities, people do buy iPads for it. In terms of outright device marketshare, the blackberry still has a lot more marketshare. But, like I also pointed out you cannot compare a phone with the iPad. They are two completely different devices.

/- Razorfold said,
Why is this news...? I mean seriously.
It's not!!!

Just more neowin apple fan boys at their crapest!

I have a BB and I rarely use it for web browsing, its hardly the BB's selling feature.

Why not just brag that iPad has also surpassed Scotch Tape in the brower market share.

/- Razorfold said,
Why is this news...? I mean seriously.

Agreed. This is a very useless story for sure. Since the iPad is marketed as a browsing device I expected them to be saying it grabbed 10% of the market or something news worthy.

I listened to Steve Gibson review of his ipod today on security now last week while I was mowing the lawn (I was behind an episode). He had nothing but good things to say about it.

Northgrove said,
This also agrees with what various iPad reviews concluded pretty well.

Yes, Ipad is all about marketing, misleading and false statistics.