NetMarketShare recently published a web analytics report on the global market share of web browsers revealing impressive results that well-captured the changing times in the internet industry.
Apparently, the iPad as of June 2011 accounts for 1 percent of the total web browsing activity done in our globe. This is another significant milestone for Apple, whose iOS powered devices – iPhone, iPod, iPad – accounted for 2 percent of the global web browsing activity at the beginning of the year.
To that, NetMarketShare added that the iPad accounts for 2.1 percent of all web browsing done in the U.S. The figures are impressive, but what adds a spice of amazement to this is the fact that Apple achieved this feat in only 2 months. Now that everyone's talking and buying a tablet it seems as if the magical device has been around for years, but it was just launched in March of last year if you recall.
Since then, we've had a second iPad released and rumors about a third one already in the making. It took Steve Jobs and his company only 14 months to own 2 percent of the US internet and 1 percent of the worldwide Internet.
Such feats remind me of the world's richest man, Carlos Slim, whose fortune last year equaled to 6 percent of the entire GDP of his country, Mexico.
Apple's, however, is just stunning doing 1 percent of the entire world.
If Steve Jobs would've known beforehand that all of what he went through – having his idea stolen by Microsoft allegedly, being fired from the company he founded, and more – would essentially contribute to reaching this point, I don't think he would've thought twice. I don't even think he ever did.
Today, the “A”in Apple stands for Applause.