Apple’s Safari becomes the second browser to cross the billion user mark, but its popularity is well behind Google’s Chrome / Digital Information World
A report highlighted how Apple’s Safari passed the one billion user mark and that officially makes it the second browser to bring that fame to its name.
That being said, we shouldn’t celebrate too much because while the achievement is remarkable, it still sits well behind Google Chrome, when it comes to popularity.
The study published by AtlasVPN mentioned how over a billion web users now use Safari for their routine browsing activity. These stats come to us from GlobalStats which highlighted the browser’s market share as a percentage, which was then turned into numbers with the help of Internet user World Stats which produces the exact numbers.
Don’t forget that Apple’s Safari is making waves in the global market with its billion users, it’s a far cry from Google’s Chrome which has almost three times as many users. What’s more, it’s also worth pointing out how Microsoft Edge exceeded the expectations of so many people and became the second most popular browser, outperforming Apple’s Safari.
As AtlasVPN’s new research reports, Apple makes sure its browser is installed on all of its devices, including various iPhones and Mac computers. And that adds another major benefit when it comes to software that people might end up using.
Lately, we’ve seen Apple come up with some great privacy features for its Safari browser. Other than that, we witnessed last WWDC how the company presented a brand new call that so many say has reached the threshold of controversy.
But Apple had a totally different take on this. They claim that in general they have two very distinct goals with the new version installed in iOS 15. For starters, they hope to make controls easier to access and highlight content front and center as well.
In addition to this aspect, the company claims to have been able to add new privacy features that show which trackers on different sites have been blocked from accessing user data.
Therefore, we will not be surprised to see Apple highlight more features in terms of enhanced privacy for its browser.
The new report also sheds light on this year’s rankings for other browsers, such as Google Chrome, Samsung Internet, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
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