Apple Marketshare Gains in 2006
SwitchtoaMac provides a breakdown of recent marketshare data from Net Applications.
Apple's total market share numbers represents percent of new sales for the time period defined. Based on the numbers, Apple has seen significant gains in marketshare in 2006 as compared to 2005. Apple's marketshare hovered between 3.3%-3.8% for much of 2005, but since November of 2005, has seen a rise into 4.1-4.7% marketshare, with October ending with a 5.21% marketshare.
Of course, Apple's last year has been marked by a switch to the Intel processors, so an increase in sales could represent a large portion of Mac owners upgrading to the newest Mac models. As a result, future sales numbers will be important to see if this trend continues.