Apple’s Safari browser has once again overtaken Microsoft’s Edge to snag second place in the desktop browser race, says data provided by web analytics service StatCounter.
According to StatCounter’s data, Safari is now used on 11.87% of desktop computers worldwide, 0.87% ahead of Edge, which stands at 11%. Google Chrome remains in first place with a dominant 66.13% share, and Mozilla’s Firefox stands in fourth with 5.65%.
The latest full rankings are:
- Chrome 66.13%
- Safari 11.87%
- Edge 11%
- Firefox 5.65%
- Opera 3.09%
- IE 0.55%
Apple’s improved performance in the browser market could be partially due to a large increase in Mac sales during 2022, despite the supply constraints faced by the computer industry during the last year or so.
While the StatCounter report is good news for Safari, it still has a long way to go when it comes to capturing first place, which continues to hold the browser market in an iron hand, with a 66.13% share of the browser market, down just 0.51% compared to the previous year.