Arnold Kim

Arnold is the Editorial Director of MacRumors and founded the site in 2000. He was also a practicing physician but gave it up in 2008 to focus on this website and other projects.

Arnold Kim's Articles

Apple Provides Instructions to Fix macOS Reinstallation Errors on M1 Macs

Sunday November 22, 2020 3:30 pm PST by
Shortly after the launch of Apple's new M1 Macs, we saw reports that attempts to restore and reinstall macOS on those machines right away could result in an installation error that would leave your Mac non-functional. Specifically, the error message would read: "An error occurred preparing the update. Failed to personalize the software update. Please try again." Over the weekend, Apple p...

CrossOver Allows x86 Windows Apps to Run on Apple M1 Macs

Wednesday November 18, 2020 6:07 pm PST by
Codeweavers posted a blog post and video tonight showing off CrossOver running on an Apple M1 MacBook Air. This video shows Team Fortress 2 running on a new M1 ‌MacBook Air‌: CrossOver is software (based on Wine Project) that runs Microsoft Windows apps on the Mac by translating Windows APIs into their Mac equivalents. The Codeweavers team was able to run the current version of CrossOver on...

Adobe Photoshop for Apple Silicon is Now Available in Beta

Monday November 16, 2020 11:08 pm PST by
Adobe announced the release of Photoshop Beta for Apple Silicon this morning. The Photoshop Beta requires an ‌Apple Silicon‌ device and Creative Cloud desktop version 5.3.1.470 or later. We are excited to announce the first Beta release of Photoshop running natively on ‌Apple Silicon‌ hardware! This early version of Photoshop for ‌Apple Silicon‌ offers many of the core Photoshop features that ...

Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air SSD Really Is Twice as Fast as Previous Model

Monday November 16, 2020 8:33 pm PST by
As customers are receiving their new Apple Silicon Macs, we're starting to see more benchmarks and testing being posted in our ‌Apple Silicon‌ forum. One forum user (abbotsford1980) shared SSD Benchmarks for their new M1 MacBook Air with 256GB storage: The benchmarks confirm that the new ‌MacBook Air‌ SSD is approximately twice as fast as the previous model with 2190 MB/s writes and 2675 MB/s...

iOS 14.2 Features: Everything New in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:38 pm PST by
Apple recently released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, the second major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released in September. iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 come two weeks after the launch of iOS 14.1. The iOS 14.2 update can be downloaded for free and it is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings...

iOS 14.2 Emoji: All the New Emoji Found in iOS 14.2

Friday November 6, 2020 8:21 pm PST by
Apple released iOS 14.2 which adds 13 new Emoji characters that Apple previewed earlier this year as part of World Emoji Day. New emoji options include ninja, people hugging, black cat, bison, fly, polar bear, blueberries, fondue, bubble tea, and more, with a list below. Faces - Smiling Face with Tear, Disguised Face People - Ninja, Person in Tuxedo, Woman in Tuxedo, Person with Veil,...

'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta [Fixed: New Beta Available]

Thursday October 29, 2020 7:11 pm PDT by
Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our forums, Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further discussion in...

iPhone 12, Mini, and Max Size Comparison: All iPhone Models Side by Side

Thursday October 15, 2020 2:03 pm PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple now offers more size options than ever when buying an iPhone. We've previously posted size comparisons between leaked iPhone 12 dummy models vs a variety of other iPhone models. Now that the iPhone 12 has been officially released, we have revisited these size comparison graphics and found that the dummy models were right on the mark. iPhone SE vs ...

Magnetically Attached iPhone 12 Wireless Charger Unveiled Ahead of Apple Event

Monday October 12, 2020 9:32 pm PDT by
Macotakara points to a new product unveiled today by Japanese accessory manufacturer MPOW. The device is a magnetically attached wireless charger designed for the "new iPhone". MPOW JAPAN Co., Ltd. (Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Takehiko Komazaki) announces a wireless charger that supports the charging position adjustment function using a magnet, which is a new wireless charging...

Apple Event: Last Minute iPhone 12 Rumors and a Look Back

Monday October 12, 2020 6:29 pm PDT by
As we approach the final days and weeks before an Apple Event, rumors and leaks tend to accelerate and this year was no exception. Our summarized What to Expect was published on Friday shortly after the iPhone 12 launch was fully detailed from someone considered a reliable leaker. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 13th at 10am Pacific. You can watch online or join us here for our...

Apple Event: Four Things Apple Could Announce Besides the iPhone 12

Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:55 pm PDT by
Earlier today, Apple announced a new event for October 13, 2020. The event has been widely anticipated as the launch of the iPhone 12. Apple typically launches iPhones in September every year, but this year's release has been slightly delayed. Still, rumors have been flying about the new devices as well as Apple's other plans so we have a good idea of what Apple could be announcing next week. ...

YouTube Restores iOS 14 Picture in Picture Capability on Mobile Website

Thursday October 1, 2020 10:29 pm PDT by
Tonight, the YouTube website has started allowing iOS 14 devices to use the built-in Picture in Picture functionality for its videos even without a Premium account. This is an apparent reversal of a change that YouTube explicitly made following the release of ‌iOS 14‌ which blocked such behavior. At that time, YouTube would only allow that capability for users with Premium accounts. Tonight's...

Apple Suggests Restoring iPhone and Apple Watch to Fix Excess Battery Drain or Missing GPS Data

Wednesday September 30, 2020 8:36 pm PDT by
Shortly after the release of iOS 14 and watchOS 7, many users ran into problems with their iPhone and Apple Watch. Multiple online support threads including our own found GPS data was not being properly recorded during activities. The issue appeared to affect all models of Apple Watches.In the majority of cases, users record a workout on their watch while leaving their ‌iPhone‌ at home, but...

iPhone 12 Release Date: No One Knows Exactly But We Have a Good Idea

Monday September 28, 2020 9:48 pm PDT by
If you are desperately looking for when Apple will release the iPhone 12 -- don't worry, you didn't miss anything. No one knows yet. Apple has not announced the release date of the ‌iPhone 12‌. That said, we have a pretty good idea of when it is likely to come out. Historically, Apple has been very predictable about when the newest iPhone comes out. For the past 7 years, Apple has been...

iOS 14: 'Phoenix 2' Space Shooter Delivers Playable Demo via App Clips

Saturday September 26, 2020 3:08 pm PDT by
One of the new features that arrived in iOS 14 is called App Clips. App Clips is described by Apple to be a "small part of your app" that can be available to users at just the right moment.App Clips focus on finishing one task quickly. An ideal App Clip experience allows users to open and complete a task in seconds. Instead of requiring an App Store download, they can be loaded and run via...

Apple Event 2020: What to Expect and How to Watch

Monday September 14, 2020 8:05 pm PDT by
Apple is hosting an online streaming media event for the public and press on September 15th, 2020 at 10am Pacific Time. We expect Apple to release a number of new products during the event, though those waiting for a new iPhone will likely have to wait a little longer. How to Watch Visit the Apple Events page and you should be able to stream when the time starts. Apple is also hosting...

Arm-Intel-PowerPC Universal Binaries Are Possible

Saturday July 11, 2020 2:42 pm PDT by
Casual MacRumors visitors may not realize that we have a very active PowerPC forum where users discuss issues related to PowerPC Macs that have not been produced since 2006. Threads range from hardware upgrades and software options to nostalgia: Photo by AphoticD Apple's recently announced transition to Apple Silicon (Arm) based Macs raised some interesting questions about future support...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: Mark as Unread in Messages

Saturday June 13, 2020 5:32 pm PDT by
iOS 14 is expected in a matter of weeks at WWDC. Typically, we know very little concrete about an upcoming iOS version prior to the announcement, but this year there was a leak of an early build of ‌iOS 14‌. That leak got into the hands of the developer community which has found a number of new features hidden in the code. Mockup of group typing indicators in ‌iOS 14‌ iMessages Apple is...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: Group Typing Indicators in Messages

Friday June 12, 2020 2:22 pm PDT by
iOS 14 is expected in a matter of weeks at WWDC. Typically, we know very little concrete about an upcoming iOS version prior to the announcement, but this year there was a leak of an early build of ‌iOS 14‌. That leak got into the hands of the developer community which has found a number of new features hidden in the code. Mockup of group typing indicators in ‌iOS 14‌ iMessages Apple is...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: Retracting Sent iMessages

Thursday June 11, 2020 11:23 am PDT by
iOS 14 is expected in a matter of weeks at WWDC. Typically, we know very little concrete about an upcoming iOS version prior to the announcement, but this year there was a leak of an early build of ‌iOS 14‌. That leak got into the hands of the developer community which has found a number of new features hidden in the code. Mockup of retracting a send iMessage in ‌iOS 14‌ Apple is working ...