Net Applications: iOS Web share hit record 65.3% in June


Philip Elmer-DeWitt is a senior editor at Fortune.



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FORTUNE -- The presence of Apple's mobile devices on the Web continues to surge according to Net Applications and StatCounter, two leading mobile analytics services, although the two firms draw very different conclusions about where that leaves the competing mobile platforms.

Net Applications, which monitors hits on its 40,000 client sites and weighs the results based on population statistics, issued a report Sunday that shows Apple's iOS dominating the mobile Web with a record 65.27% share, up 4.2% in June alone. Google's Android -- despite smartphone sales that have long since overtaken the iPhone's -- came in far behind at 19.73%, although its growth year over year was faster (38% to 24.5% for iOS).

StatCounter, based in Dublin, monitors more websites -- 3 million as of June, according to its fact sheet -- but does not weigh the results ("We simply publish the data as we record it"). In its latest report, the two mobile operating systems were neck and neck at just over 24% each.

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