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

Thursday October 15, 2020 1:03 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 8:32 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 5:29 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 10:55 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 9:29 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 7:36 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 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...