Apple Safari browser has become the second browser to hit 1 billion users. A new report by AtlasVPN reveals that Safari’s privacy and security features have made it a popular browser among Apple users.
In simple terms, a browser connects users to websites on the internet. And Safari is Apple’s own browser which comes pre-installed on iPhone, iPad, and Mac models. It offers several customization options to personalize the browser and more importantly, it delivers fast speed, efficient battery life, and privacy protections like Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) to identify trackers and prevent invasive profiling and tracking across the web. On Apple Silicon iPad and Mac models, Safari is even faster.
Safari browser is used by 19% of all internet users
AtlasVPN converted the GlobalStats browser market share percentage into numbers using the Internet World Stats user metric to deter exact numbers. The report found:
According to the findings by the Atlas VPN team, 1,006,232,879 internet users (19.16% of all internet users) now use the Safari browser, making it the second browser with over a billion users. Nevertheless, Google Chrome firmly remains at the top as the most popular browser.
Chrome dominates the browser market with over 3 billion users from around the world. The report accredits the Google browser’s success to its design and ecosystem consisting of YouTube, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Earth, Maps, and other online services. And contrary to Apple’s claims that Safari is the fastest browser in the world, Chrome scored 300 in Apple’s own Speedometer browser responsiveness benchmark on Mac which surpassed its native browser.
Apple’s native browser is ahead of Microsoft Edge which is in third place with 212 million users, Firefox is in the fourth position with 179 million users, and Samsung Internet is in fifth place with 149 million internet users.
Earlier in May, it was reported that the Microsoft Edge browser took over Safari to become the second most popular desktop browser in the world. Edge gained a very slight lead in April with a 10.07% growth, while Safari remained at 9.62%.