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.


News Areas



MacRumors.com


    URL: https://www.macrumors.com

    RSS: https://www.macrumors.com/macrumors.xml


    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



MacBytes.com




Other Areas



Mac Polls

Buyer's Guide

    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.


Link Shop



MacRumors Forums



    URL: https://forums.macrumors.com/

    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)



    URL: Instructions


    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.

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Thursday May 16, 2024 3:00 pm PDT by
The iMessage service that Apple users to send messages to one another appears to be down for some users, and messages are failing to go out or are taking an extra long time to send. There are numerous reports about the issue on social networks and a spike of outage reports on Down Detector, but Apple's System Status page is not yet reporting an outage. Update: Apple's status page says...
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Friday May 17, 2024 12:24 pm PDT by
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OLED iPad Pro Users Report 'Grainy' Displays, But It May Not Be a Defect

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iPhone Emulators on the App Store: Game Boy, N64, PS1, PSP, and More

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In April, Apple updated its guidelines to allow retro game emulators on the App Store, and several popular emulators have already been released. The emulators released so far allow iPhone users to play games released for older consoles from Nintendo, Sony, SEGA, Atari, and others. A list of some popular emulators available on the App Store so far follows. Released Delta Delta is...