Apple Safari has long held its second-place position in desktop web browser market share but has now been surpassed by Microsoft Edge…
Apple might be valued at over a trillion dollars, but its oldest rival, with a valuation of around half of that, has surpassed its competitor in one key area. According to the latest tracking statistics, Apple’s Safari has fallen from second place to third, with Microsoft Edge displacing its position, making it the second most popular web browser behind Google Chrome.
Microsoft Edge Overtakes Apple Safari in Browser Market Share for Second Place behind Google Chrome
Apple has held the spot for a good while, but it was only a matter of time before Microsoft overtook it, after retiring its legacy Internet Explorer browser and putting all of its resources into Edge. By ending its bifurcation between two web portals, the math began to work toward Microsoft’s advantage. Without having to promote two different interfaces, the consolidation quickly worked in the software giant’s favor.
Edge now claims 9.65% of market share, while Safari falls to 9.56%. Google Chrome still dominates with nearly 68% (67.29%) of web browser market share and that isn’t likely to change anytime soon. Microsoft was able to gain its second-place position due to its ubiquity. While there are approximately 100 million machines running macOS, there are an estimated 400 million to one billion computers running Windows. Plus, Edge is also available on macOS and Linux.