Safari Drops A Place

Apple’s browser loses ground over rivals, according to new survey

Google’s Chrome browser has silently slipped up a gear to displace Apple’s Safari as the third most popular browser behind Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s Firefox.

Web metric firm Net Applications says that Chrome ended up with 4.63 percent of the market, while Safari managed 4.46 percent.

Some are speculating that it was due to the Mac and Linux Chrome Beta versions, which were released in December, which might be a fair point, however you could also argue that the amount of percentage points are within a margin of error that it hardly matters.

Internet ended up a percentage point down to 62.69, while Firefox came in at a respectable 24.6 percent.