Internet Explorer market share continues to sink

June numbers are in, and Internet Explorer continues its precipitous fall while Chrome and Safari pick up the slack

Last month I talked about Internet Explorer's inexorable decline in market share.

The June numbers are out, and Internet market tracking firm Net Applications shows yet another significant decline in IE market share worldwide, to 53.68 percent from 60.32 percent for June of last year, down about 7 percentage points in the past year.

Internet Explorer market share continues to sink

Picking up the slack for Internet Explorer? Chrome, once again. It's risen from 7.16 percent in July of last year to 13.11 percent in June of this year, up about 6 percentage points in the past year. But Chrome's being aided and abetted by Safari, which has risen from 5.09 percent market share in July of last year to 7.48 percent in June of this year, a phenomenal gain.

Firefox market share has declined in the past year, although not by a significant amount, from 22.91 percent last July to 21.67 this June.

It looks like the Safari increase is due, in no small part, to increasing popularity of the iPad. For the first time, the iPad now accounts for more than 1 percent of all browsing worldwide, and more than 2.1 percent of all browsing in the United States.

The times, they are a-changin'.

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