MacRumors Reaches Ten Million Forum Posts [Updated]

175222 Total Posts

MacRumors Forums, the discussion boards for the MacRumors website, reached a major milestone today: 10 million forum posts. MacRumors' coverage of Apple's products and business, along with the MacRumors discussion forums, Buyer's Guide, Mac Guides, and other site features, attract millions of users each month and make MacRumors the #1 Apple site other than Apple's own website. Quantcast ranks MacRumors among the top 500 U.S. websites. The very active forums reflect the success of the site, the continuing and rising level of interest in Apple, and the overall growth of the Apple community.

To celebrate its forum milestone MacRumors will be running a Ten Million Post Avatar Contest starting June 1. We'll announce the details that day and invite forum members to show off their creativity.

It took MacRumors 6 years and 2 months to reach its first 5 million posts but just 3 years and 2 months more to reach a total of 10 million posts. Over 1 million forum posts have been made in the first 5 months of 2010, with an average of over 7000 posts per day, up from about 6000/day in 2008 and 2009. For comparison, post rates were approximately 500/day in 2002, 1000/day in 2003, 1500/day in 2004, 2000/day in 2005, 3000/day in 2006, and 4000/day in 2007.

190756 Posts per Day

MacRumors forum membership has seen corresponding growth, with 438,000 members this month, more than double the number from just 21 months ago. There were a quarter of a million forum users in November 2008. At present growth rates forum membership will top half a million before the year is out.

190926 Membership

Thank you to our forum members, contributors and sponsors, and all those who have made MacRumors their regular destination. We'd also like to recognize and thank our hard-working volunteer moderators for maintaining the quality of the MacRumors forums.

MacRumors administrators: arn, Doctor Q, Knox, longofest, Mudbug, WildCowboy
MacRumors moderators: see list

Update: Announcement of Ten Million Post Avatar Contest

Popular Stories

iPhone 17 Plus Feature

iPhone 17 Lineup Specs Detail Display Upgrade and New High-End Model

Monday July 22, 2024 4:33 am PDT by
Key details about the overall specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup have been shared by the leaker known as "Ice Universe," clarifying several important aspects of next year's devices. Reports in recent months have converged in agreement that Apple will discontinue the "Plus" iPhone model in 2025 while introducing an all-new iPhone 17 "Slim" model as an even more high-end option sitting...
iPhone SE 4 Vertical Camera Feature

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Use Same Rear Chassis as iPhone 16

Friday July 19, 2024 7:16 am PDT by
Apple will adopt the same rear chassis manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 that it is using for the upcoming standard iPhone 16, claims a new rumor coming out of China. According to the Weibo-based leaker "Fixed Focus Digital," the backplate manufacturing process for the iPhone SE 4 is "exactly the same" as the standard model in Apple's upcoming iPhone 16 lineup, which is expected to...
Apple TV Plus Feature 2 Magenta and Blue

Apple TV+ Curbs Costs After Expensive Projects Fail to Capture Viewers

Monday July 22, 2024 5:11 am PDT by
Apple is scaling back its Hollywood spending after investing over $20 billion in original programming with limited success, Bloomberg reports. This shift comes after the streaming service, which launched in 2019, struggled to capture a significant share of the market, accounting for only 0.2% of TV viewership in the U.S., compared to Netflix's 8%. Despite heavy investment, critical acclaim,...
iPhone 16 Pro Sizes Feature

iPhone 16 Series Is Just Two Months Away: Everything We Know

Monday July 15, 2024 4:44 am PDT by
Apple typically releases its new iPhone series around mid-September, which means we are about two months out from the launch of the iPhone 16. Like the iPhone 15 series, this year's lineup is expected to stick with four models – iPhone 16, iPhone 16 Plus, iPhone 16 Pro, and iPhone 16 Pro Max – although there are plenty of design differences and new features to take into account. To bring ...
iPhone 17 Plus Feature Purple

These 5 Features Will Make the iPhone 17 the Biggest Update in Years

Monday July 22, 2024 4:02 pm PDT by
The upcoming iPhone 16 models that we're expecting to see in September are going to be quite similar to the iPhone 15 models, but rumors suggest that Apple is making big changes in 2025. We've been hearing hints of an all-new device in the iPhone lineup, and it may be the most expensive iPhone Apple has offered to date. New 'Slim' Design Rumors have taken to referring to the new iPhone 17...
iPhone SE 4 Thumb 1

iPhone SE 4 Rumored to Launch Early Next Year With OLED Display, 48MP Camera, and More

Monday July 22, 2024 7:22 am PDT by
The fourth-generation iPhone SE will offer a series of major upgrades over the current model, the leaker known as "Ice Universe" claims. The information was listed in a post on Weibo, which also detailed the specifications of the iPhone 17 lineup. As previously rumored, the fourth-generation iPhone SE is expected to feature Face ID and USB-C, marking a major upgrade from current and previous ...
bsod

Microsoft Blames European Commission for Major Worldwide Outage

Monday July 22, 2024 11:55 am PDT by
Last Friday, a major CrowdStrike outage impacted PCs running Microsoft Windows, causing worldwide issues affecting airlines, retailers, banks, hospitals, rail networks, and more. Computers were stuck in continuous recovery loops, rendering them unusable. The failure was caused by an update to the CrowdStrike Falcon antivirus software that auto-installed on Windows 10 PCs, but Mac and Linux...