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

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

Monday September 28, 2020 8:48 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 2:08 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 7:05 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 1:42 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 4:32 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 1:22 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 10:23 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 ...

iOS 14 Leaked Feature: @ Mentions in Group Messages

Wednesday June 10, 2020 2:05 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 the new @ mention Messages feature in ‌iOS 14‌ One of...

How to Fix 'This App is No Longer Shared' Error Without Losing Data

Saturday May 23, 2020 6:44 pm PDT by
With the most recent iOS 13.5 update, Apple has introduced a bug that is causing iPhone and iPad users to see "This app is no longer shared with you" when trying to launch an app. The initial fix that was described was to delete the app entirely and reinstall it. While this does prevent the issue, it also means you could lose any data, such as game progress, when doing so. Fortunately,...

iOS 13 Now Installed on 55% of iPhones Introduced in Last Four Years

Wednesday October 16, 2019 3:38 pm PDT by
Apple has posted the first stats for iOS 13 adoption since its launch on September 19th for iPhone. Apple shared the statistics on the App Store Developers page which was updated today. Apple reports that iOS 13 is installed on 55% of all iPhones introduced in the past four years, and 50% of all ‌iPhone‌ devices, as measured by ‌App Store‌ activity. The pace puts iOS 13 approximately on par with ...

Black AirPods: Where Are They?

Saturday March 23, 2019 1:06 pm PDT by
Leading up to the launch of the AirPods 2, many held out hope for the launch of a black color option for Apple's popular wireless headphones. Black ‌AirPods‌ have been on the wishlist of many since the launch of the original ‌AirPods‌. In fact, early mockups by designer Martin Hajek showed what they might look like back in 2016. The first actual word of Black ‌AirPods‌ came only in February...

Apple May Have Quietly Addressed 'Flexgate' in 2018 MacBook Pros

Monday March 4, 2019 10:59 pm PST by
iFixit reports that Apple may have already taken steps to reduce the likelihood of 2018 MacBook Pro users experiencing display lighting issues dubbed Flexgate. Affected machines could see uneven lighting that looks like a "stage light" effect with the display potentially failing completely over time. iFixit was tipped off by MacRumors forum user Olivia88 posting in our ‌Flexgate‌ megathread...

Samsung Offers to Supply Foldable Displays to Apple and Google

Saturday March 2, 2019 8:33 am PST by
In the wake of the launch of the Galaxy Fold, Samsung has begun shopping around its foldable display technology to other companies. ETNews (Translate) reports that they have specifically provided samples to Apple and Google:According to the industry on the 27th, Samsung Display made a set of foldable display and delivered it to Apple. This set, which is actually powered like a smartphone, has a...

DirecTV Now Supports Single Sign-on for Upcoming 'TV' App on iOS and Apple TV

Monday November 21, 2016 9:55 pm PST by
Apple's upcoming iOS 10.2 and tvOS 10.1 updates will bring a new "TV" app where users will be able to view much of their TV and movie content from across various apps, all centrally located to make it easy to pick up where you left off and receive recommendations on additional content. The new TV app has been gradually going live on both platforms for U.S. users during the beta testing...

Apple Launches Repair Program for iPhone 6s Devices Experiencing Unexpected Shutdowns

Sunday November 20, 2016 6:50 pm PST by
Apple today launched a new repair program for iPhone 6s users whose devices may be unexpectedly shutting down. The issue is a limited one only affecting certain devices manufactured between September and October 2015. Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number...

Many Preinstalled iOS Apps Such as 'Stocks' Now Deletable in iOS 10

Monday June 13, 2016 12:40 pm PDT by
During today's keynote, Apple released several new apps into the App Store under their developer account. The apps are all stock iOS apps that presently come pre-installed under iOS 9. The list includes: - Weather - Stocks - Mail - Maps - Notes - Voice Memos - Watch - Music - FaceTime - iTunes Store - Calendar - Contacts -

First Mac Ransomware Found in Transmission BitTorrent Client

Sunday March 6, 2016 10:34 am PST by
This weekend, a notice appeared on Transmissionbt.com warning users that version 2.90 of the popular Mac BitTorrent client downloaded from their site may have been infected with malware. The warning reads:Everyone running 2.90 on OS X should immediately upgrade to 2.91 or delete their copy of 2.90, as they may have downloaded a malware-infected file. Using “Activity Monitor”...

iOS 10 Concept Video Integrates 3D Touch into Control Center

Sunday February 28, 2016 3:34 pm PST by
If Apple follows its usual upgrade cycle, iOS 10 should be announced at WWDC this summer with a public release in the fall. In anticipation of the release, our forum members have been discussing iOS 10 wishlist features since October. One common request has been a more customizable control center. Visual designer and animator Sam Beckett has incorporated his views on what a more advanced...

Apple's Media Event to Be Held March 21, Not March 15

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:18 am PST by
Re/code reports that the much anticipated Apple Media event will actually fall during the week of March 21st, not on March 15th, as originally rumored. Or to put it another way, it’s not going to be on March 15, the time frame that other outlets previously reported, according to several sources. It is not clear if the event was moved or if this was the same timing as Apple had always planned.Cu...

Photos of 'iPhone SE' Screen Display Confirm No 3D Touch

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:04 am PST by
The first purported component leak for the so called iPhone SE has emerged via Nowhereelse.fr. The images claim to depict a screen assembly of the upcoming 4-inch iPhone. Part leaks have been notably absent for the iPhone SE, despite rumors that the new device will launch in the middle of March -- only three weeks away. The new images seems to confirm that 3D Touch components are...