Apple’s Safari beats Microsoft’s Edge to become the second most used desktop browser – Times of India

In the last couple of months, Microsoft’s Edge browser has been in the news for all the AI capabilities it now supports. However, that may not have done the trick as according to a report, Apple’s Safari seems to have a slight edge. As per Statcounter, Apple’s Safari is the second-most popular web browser on desktop.
How the top browsers rank
It’s no surprise to see Google Chrome dominating the charts. As per Statcounter data, Chrome is the most used browser on desktops across the world with a 66.1% market share. Apple’s Safari — which comes pre-installed on Mac devices — came in second with 11.87% market share. Microsoft Edge was slightly behind with an 11% market share. The other popular browsers across the world are Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer with 5.65%, 3.09% and 0.55% market shares respectively. According to the data, Safari grew more than 2% compared to 2022 whereas Edge grew by 1%.
Microsoft has been really aggressive with its AI push in Edge but that’s more on the mobile front. ChatGPT was made available in Edge on both iOS and Android in February this year. Microsoft said that the majority of the traffic comes from mobile phones and hence it pushed ChatGPT first on small screen devices. “Because we know 64% of searches occur on mobile phones, we are releasing all new Bing and Edge mobile apps to serve as your copilot for the web even when you are away from your desktop,” Microsoft had said in a blog post.
Having said that AI capabilities in Edge — on mobile and desktop — have been more prominent than ever before. Not just ChatGPT but Edge now supports Dall-E, which is a popular AI image generator.
Apple’s AI plans are quite hush-hush as of now. However, we may get to hear more on that when WWDC commence on June 5 when Apple will unveil the latest version of macOS.

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