Net Applications revealed that iOS share overtook Linux in August, accounted 1.13%, compared to Linux, down to 0.85%. Net Applications recently changed its methods to categorize iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices under the iOS umbrella. With newly revised reporting, the firm discovered that total number of iOS devices has exceeded Linux. iOS is now the 3rd most popular Web browsing platform in the world, behind only Apple's Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. In comparison, Google's Android mobile operating system accounted 0.2% of all Web traffic in August, up from 0.18% in July.
Steve Jobs on Wednesday revealed his company had shipped more than 120 million iOS devices since the iPhone first launched in 2007. He also revealed that company is activating a little over 230,000 iOS devices per day, with new activations only.