User profile by operating system ecosystem

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 13, 2021

Apple for youngest adults and Windows for the middle

  • Windows has the broadest overall market penetration of any OS family
    • Globally, Windows is strongest among adults who are employed, in larger households, working from home, and neither the oldest nor youngest
  • Apple OS devices have their strongest market penetration among younger adults, especially those employed and working from home
    • Apple’s global market penetration is supported in three ways: iPhones, Macs, and iPads
    • The global penetration of Google OS devices is primarily supported by Android smartphones.
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