A new report shows that Apple’s Safari browser finally broke the 1 billion user mark. It is now officially the second browser with 1 billion users. However, the Safari browser is still a long way from Google Chrome. According to an atlas report, 1,006,232,879 internet users (19.16% of all internet users) are using the Safari browser. The statistics are based on GlobalStats browser market share percentages and then converted to numbers using Internet World Stats internet user metrics. While Safari has over 1 billion users, Google Chrome has three times as many users with 3,378,967,819 total users.
However, the Microsoft Edge browser is far behind the Safari browser with only 212,695,000 users. Nevertheless, considering desktop users only, Microsoft surpasses Safari and it is the second most popular desktop browser.
Furthermore, the report claims that the Apple Safari browser will be on every new iPhone and Mac computer. This obviously provides an advantage for Apple to expand the users of this browser. However, pre-installing the browser on its devices does not guarantee that users will use the browser. Some users will still opt for third-party browsers.
Over the past year, Apple has introduced several new privacy features to the Safari browser. Not only that, during the last WWDC, Safari introduced some very controversial new designs. According to Apple, Safari, which launched with iOS 15, has two new goals. The goals are making it “easier to touch with one hand” and “putting content first.”
Apple Safari Browser Technical Preview 146 Released
A few days ago, Apple released the 146 update of the Safari Technology Preview, an experimental browser launched by Apple in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technical Preview to test features that may be introduced into the official version of Safari in the future.
The current Safari Technical Preview builds on the Safari 15.4 update, including the Safari 15 features introduced in macOS Monterey. Safari Technical Preview updates are available through System Preferences – Software Update to users who have downloaded the browser. Apple launched the Safari Technology Preview to gather feedback from developers and users on the browser development process. The Safari Technology Preview runs side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and is designed for developers. However, the positive side is that users can use this preview without a developer account.