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MacRumors Celebrates Eighth Birthday, Over Five Million Forum Posts

Today marks the eighth birthday of the MacRumors.com website. It also happens to be the 53rd birthday of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

The MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors family of sites, reached a milestone this week as well, passing five million forum posts.

It took MacRumors 3.3 years to reach one million posts, 1.3 years to reach two million posts, 10 months to reach three million posts, 9 months to reach four million posts, and only 6 months to reach five million posts. We attribute our continued rate of growth both to MacRumors' rank as the top Apple news site on the web, and to the increased interest in Apple and its products, especially since the introduction of the iPhone.



MacRumors is celebrating its latest forum milestone as it has in the past, with an Avatar Contest! Forum members are invited to create original avatars and enter them in the contest. The winners will be selected in polls and will receive extra forum privileges. For the full contest description and rules, see the Five Million Post Avatar Contest.

A few interesting reader stats from our recent survey:

- 52% own a MacBook Pro (or PowerBook)
- 41% own an iMac
- 40% own a MacBook (or iBook)
- 30% own a Mac Pro (or PowerMac)
- 17% own a Mac mini
- 2.6% own an Xserve

- 74% own an iPod
- 31% own an iPhone
- 13% own an iPod Touch
- 12% own an Apple TV

We thank our members, contributors, sponsors, and all those for whom MacRumors is an online home or a regular stop. We'd also like to thank our volunteers for their hard work and continued efforts in keeping MacRumors the popular site it is.

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