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

Top Apple TV Apps Revealed With Games Topping the Lists

Monday November 2, 2015 3:17 am PST by
On Friday, Apple officially launched the fourth-generation Apple TV, which for the first time included an App Store. While Apple includes a list of featured apps, there are currently no other methods for discoverability, and users can't browse categories or Top Charts to find other Apple TV Apps that haven't been explicitly featured. Currently, the Apple TV App Store only shows what's...

Video Shows Benefits of 2GB RAM in iPhone 6s

Sunday September 27, 2015 10:44 am PDT by
When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they didn't mention that the new iPhones carry 2GB of RAM, an increase from 1GB on the iPhone 6. The 2GB RAM was later confirmed in Xcode and benchmarks. This increased RAM allows the iPhone to keep more Apps and data active in memory. iDownloadBlog recorded this video showing the difference between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s after loading several websites ...

One Day Sale: $300 Discount on 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro

Sunday September 20, 2015 11:45 pm PDT by
Best Buy is offering a substantial one-day sale on Apple's current generation 15" Retina MacBook Pro. The $1,999 2.2GHz MacBook Pro has been discounted $300 to $1,699. The current generation 15" Retina MacBook Pro was released in May of 2015. It offers the following specs: - 15.4-inch Retina Display - 2.2GHz Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i7 processor - 16GB of 1600MHz DDR3L onboard memory - ...

Apple's Live Photos Take Up About 2x Space of Normal Images

Friday September 11, 2015 12:17 am PDT by
One of the novel new features coming in the iPhone 6s is the new Live Photos feature which captures an additional 3 seconds of video surrounding photos on the new iPhones. The new feature is on by default and allows you to take photos as usual. Apple describes it:A still photo captures an instant frozen in time. With Live Photos, you can turn those instants into unforgettable living memories. At ...

USPTO Invalidates One of Apple's iPhone Design Patents in Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit

Monday August 17, 2015 8:51 pm PDT by
FOSS Patents reported tonight that the Central Reexamination Division of the United States Patent and Trademark Office has reexamined one of the key iPhone design patents in the Apple vs. Samsung lawsuit. The validity of one of the patents (618,677) has received a non-final rejection: The problem the D'677 patent faces here is that the USPTO has determined (for now) that this patent "is not...

Apple Live TV Service Not Coming Until 2016

Thursday August 13, 2015 2:26 pm PDT by
Bloomberg reports that Apple will be unable to deliver their rumored live TV-over-internet streaming service for the Apple TV until 2016. Content negotiations are reportedly stalling the launch of the service, which Apple had hoped to be ready for their rumored September 9th media event. The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming...

Replace the 'Apple Connect' Tab with a 'Playlists' Tab in Apple Music

Tuesday June 30, 2015 10:02 pm PDT by
Earlier today, Apple launched their much anticipated Apple Music streaming service. The iPhone app includes dedicated tabs called "For You", "New", "Radio", "Connect", and "My Music". The first two tabs offer areas for music discovery, while "Radio" provides themed stations as well as Apple's own Beats 1 Radio. Meanwhile, the last tab, "My Music" provides you with access to the rest of your...

Apple Reverses Course, Will Pay Artists During Apple Music Free Trial

Sunday June 21, 2015 8:34 pm PDT by
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, posted on Twitter tonight in response to concerns that Apple would not be paying artists during the three month free trial of Apple Music. Cue wrote that Apple will now be paying artists during the initial free trial of Apple Music, in a reversal from their previous policy. #AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, ...

MacRumors Forums Redesigned and on a New Platform

Tuesday June 2, 2015 8:21 am PDT by
Over the weekend, we launched a new version of the MacRumors Forums. Beyond a long overdue redesign, we also migrated to a new discussion platform called XenForo. The MacRumors Forums have been running since 2001 and have over 800,000 members and 20,000,000 posts. We have discussions documenting the first iPod, the first iPhone and the death of Steve Jobs. The move to a new software...

Apple Watch Impacts iPhone Battery Life... One Way or the Other

Sunday April 26, 2015 1:07 pm PDT by
With the launch of the Apple Watch on Friday, the first wave of consumers have received their Apple Watches. Our forums are abuzz with activity surrounding Apple's newest device. While there were initial concerns about the Apple Watch's battery life, reports seem to indicate that the Apple Watch, itself, has no problem lasting a full day. However, there have been mixed reports about the...

Apple Watch Sport Destroyed in Torture Test Video

Friday April 24, 2015 10:23 pm PDT by
A CNet video shows the new Apple Watch Sport undergoing a variety of torture tests in a kitchen setting to see how well it holds up to a variety of abuse. Previously, video bloggers have subjected the Sport's Ion-X screen and the Sapphire screen to a variety of scratch tests. The video shows the Apple Watch...

Retail Apple Watches Still Have a Hidden Diagnostic Port [Updated]

Saturday April 11, 2015 2:08 pm PDT by
The Apple Watch became available for pre-orders on Friday as well as for try-on appointments in Apple retail stores around the world. One MacRumors reader, Louis, was able to slip off the bottom band during his Apple Watch try-on appointment to discover that the hidden diagnostic port on early models still remains in the retail versions. The presence of the diagnostic port was first...

Faster 'NVM Express' SSD Interface Arrives on Retina MacBook and OS X 10.10.3

Saturday April 11, 2015 1:00 pm PDT by
Apple has quietly introduced support for the next generation NVM Express (NVMe) interface to SSD Flash drives in their latest OS X 10.10.3 update as well as in the new Retina MacBook which was released on April 10th. System Report on new Retina MacBook The NVMe software interface replaces the AHCI software interface in Apple's previous notebooks, and offers improved latency and performance...

Apple Won't Allow Swapping of Bands at Apple Watch 'Try-On' Appointments

Sunday March 29, 2015 8:21 pm PDT by
The Apple Watch will be available for in store previews and Try-On appointments starting on April 10th. The Apple Watch comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and band-types which can make the decision of how to pick a band and Apple Watch combination complicated. Apple has a number of recommended combinations highlighted on their online store, but also sells bands separately, allowing...

Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only, No Walk-In Sales

Sunday March 29, 2015 1:46 pm PDT by
As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out about how Apple will be handling sales of their new device. According to leaked Apple documentation, the company will not be selling the Apple Watch to walk-in customers at launch. Apple will begin offering online pre-sales of the Apple Watch starting on April 10th, with the first deliveries occurring on April 24th, the...

Apple Watch Diagnostic Port Spotted in Apple Promo Videos

Monday March 9, 2015 4:53 pm PDT by
Last week, we heard reports that a hidden "diagnostic port" was present on early Apple Watches currently in testing. The TechCrunch report indicated the port was being used for diagnostic purposes. The port has a 6-dot brass contact array inside the groove for the ‘bottom’ strap connector slot. Several sources have confirmed its existence and placement to me. It is very similar to the...

Apple's Oscar Ad Shot Entirely on an iPad

Sunday February 22, 2015 2:12 pm PST by
Apple debuted a new iPad ad to air during tonight's Oscar's. Apple highlights the new ad on their website which features students at Los Angeles County High School, using the iPad to write, produce, shoot, score, and edit films. It features a voiceover from Martin Scorsese and is called "Make a film with iPad". Mashable reports that the ad itself was filmed entirely on an iPad Air 2....

Cyber Monday 2014: 25% off iTunes Gift Cards, Discounts on Macs, More

Monday December 1, 2014 6:00 am PST by
While most of the major discounts appeared on Black Friday, many retailers are continuing sales on what has been called Cyber Monday. There are still significant discounts on iTunes gift cards, Macs and accessories. iTunes Gift Cards 25% off Paypal Digital Gifts is once again selling $100 iTunes Gift Cards for $75 on eBay. Valid for U.S. iTunes accounts only. Mac Discounts B&H Photo ...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Now Available

Friday November 28, 2014 6:24 am PST by
As previously reported, Apple's iTunes Trailers website now features the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the seventh film in the Star Wars series and is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the movie features actors like Andy Serkis, Daisy...

Black Friday 2014: $100 iTunes Gift Cards for $75 (US Only)

Friday November 28, 2014 5:37 am PST by
Paypal Digital Gifts is offering $100 iTunes Gift Cards for $75 via eBay - a 25% discount, for Black Friday. The codes are delivered digitally to PayPal registered email addresses. The offer is only available to U.S. customers and expires tonight at midnight (Eastern). Black Friday sales kicked off last night and officially continue through today. Some sales may last the weekend. We've...