FAQ: MacRumors, MacBytes and Page 2 and More...
MacRumors is split into a number of sections, which may be confusing to the new reader. This provides a breakdown of the various sections of this site and also describes MacBytes.
The three main news areas which are updated daily are MacRumors.com, Page 2 and MacBytes.com.
MacPolls allows users to voice their opinion on current topics and is also updated daily.
MacRumors.com, aka as 'the front page', provides links and stories to items of interest related to Apple and the Mac platform. Beyond rumors, this also includes news items, industry happenings, and other information felt to be of significance. Purely speculative stories and opinion pieces are generally avoided. While reliable rumors (ThinkSecret's iPod Rendering) will certainly be posted in this area, even rumors of questionable reliability may also be posted here if they are of significant interest to readers (Future of PPC?).
Page 2 provides links and news items of uncertain authenticity (Bluetooth Mouse on July 25th?, Changes to PowerBooks and iMacs?) or uncertain significance (Resellers Remove 12" and 17" Powerbook ads, 7457 Almost Here?).
Page 2 also may collect minor tidbits and links of uncertain significance.
MacBytes.com is a companion site for MacRumors, and provides links and discussion for other items of interest in the Mac world. This may include opinion pieces, polls, news, benchmarks, software releases and more.
Examples include: BuyMusic now blocking Apple browsers or 5% of Windows Machines crash.
While these items may be very interesting and discussion-worthy, they may not warrant their own story on MacRumors.com.
- URL: http://www.macpolls.com
Daily polls and discussion of mac related topics.
- URL: https://buyersguide.macrumors.com/
MacRumors' Buyer's Guide provides a summary view of Apple's product releases and most recent relevant rumors. While purchase recommendations are provided, readers are encouraged to read through the information provided to come to their own conclusions. Recommendations are based on product-cycle timelines and recent rumors.
MacRumors' Link Shop provides a starting point for readers to make Mac related purchases, and hilights items and deals of interest. Note: This area promotes merchant sponsored links.
MacRumors Forums provide the discussion area for all news articles posted on MacRumors and MacBytes. Beyond this, there are specific forums for general Mac topics -- includling Hardware, Software, Help and Questions, as well as Community Areas. If you have specific questions about a certain topic or need help troubleshooting your Mac, this is your best bet.
IRC (Live Chat)
MacRumors' Internet Relay Chat room provides live discussion about rumors, news items, and just general chit-chat. The room is open at all times, and becomes quite active around Apple events. Live-updates to announcements and speeches are often provided in this chat room.