The MacRumors Show: Arnold Kim Discusses History of MacRumors and More

MacRumors founder Arnold Kim joins us on this week's episode of The MacRumors Show to discuss some of the history of the website and the world of Apple news and rumors.


Arnold started MacRumors as a hobby while studying for his final year of medical school in 2000. It has since grown to become the most popular Apple news and rumor site on the internet, sporting round-the-clock news coverage, helpful tutorials and a buyer's guide, a discussion forum with over 1.1 million members, and much more.

Arnold tells us about the website's beginning, his feelings about giving up his medical career to focus on Apple news, and growing MacRumors over the years. He weighs up some of the biggest challenges and satisfying wins in the site's history.

We talk through some of the other interesting domains and websites Arnold has owned, the future of Apple news, introductions to the website, and the MacRumors forums. We also discuss some of the original iPhone and ‌iPhone‌ 4 leaks and rumors, and whether Apple's headset will succeed in replicating an "‌iPhone‌ moment" when it debuts at WWDC as rumors suggest.

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If you haven't already listened to the previous episode of The MacRumors Show, catch up for our discussion with Ben Sullins about all of the latest rumors and expectations around the Apple Car.

Subscribe to ‌The MacRumors Show‌ for more episodes, where we discuss some of the topical news breaking here on MacRumors, often joined by exciting guests like Mark Gurman, Marcus Kane, Christopher Lawley, Frank McShan, David Lewis, Andru Edwards, Tyler Stalman, Jon Prosser, Sam Kohl, Quinn Nelson, John Gruber, Federico Viticci, Sara Dietschy, Luke Miani, Thomas Frank, Jonathan Morrison, iJustine, Ross Young, Ian Zelbo, Jon Rettinger, and Rene Ritchie. You can also head over to The MacRumors Show forum thread to engage with us directly. Remember to rate and review the show, and let us know what subjects you would like the podcast to cover in the future.

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Top Rated Comments

t0rqx Avatar
14 months ago
Reason I like MR cause it has the most Apple Fanboys members who dare to criticise Apple products, services and quality. Instead of loving, defending and fanboy-ing everything Apple does.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
14 months ago
Thank you for inviting @arn. This one is probably one of the best podcasts you guys have done together. Well informative!

MacRumors have come a long way. Love MacRumors. Proud to be here. ??
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
14 months ago

Reason I like MR cause it has the most Apple Fanboys members who dare to criticise Apple products, services and quality. Instead of loving, defending and fanboy-ing everything Apple does.
There are still many people on here that defend Apple no matter what, even when it comes to bugs, defects, security issues, and outright customer-hostile behaviors on the retail floor.

But fortunately, there are also people here that are fair and clear-headed, favoring Apple because they like the company and the products in general, but refusing to put up with nonsense.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
triton100 Avatar
14 months ago

Reason I like MR cause it has the most Apple Fanboys members who dare to criticise Apple products, services and quality. Instead of loving, defending and fanboy-ing everything Apple does.
Ha whenever I critique apple I’m accused of being an Apple hater. Whenever I praise apple I’m accused of being a fanboy. Humans are ridiculous.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
14 months ago
MR is a religion. Thank you, Arn.

Padam padam.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
14 months ago
I joined in 2003, but would have much earlier but a bug I was encountering was not making me register.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)