Arnold Kim

Arnold is the Editorial Director of MacRumors and founded the site in February, 2000.

Arnold was also a practicing physician but gave it up in 2008 to focus on this website. He has been writing about Apple for over 20 years, and has been profiled by the New York Times, and interviewed by various news publications about his knowledge of Apple.

He continues to run MacRumors, and provides editorial oversight as well as business direction.

Arnold Kim's Articles


Next Generation iPad Mini Depicted with Touch ID

Sunday June 22, 2014 8:45 am PDT by 曝光/">share an image of what appears to be models of the next generation iPhone, iPad Mini, and iPad Air. The iPhone 6 models have already been covered extensively, while we got the first glimpse of the purported iPad Air 2 just last week. The iPad Air 2 model was shown to depict Touch ID, changed speaker grille, and recessed volume buttons. The new image doesn't reveal any...

Users Noticing Significant Improvements in Apple Maps Data with Quick Corrections

Saturday June 21, 2014 2:50 pm PDT by
Apple's Maps has been the subject of a significant amount of criticism since its launch with iOS 6. Apple had replaced Google Maps data with their own map data which had comparably worse coverage, especially in international markets. There had been enough outcry that Apple CEO Tim Cook posted an open letter apologizing for Apple Maps. There had been hopes that the Apple Maps application would...
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First Leaked Display Part from the 5.5-Inch iPhone 6

Saturday June 21, 2014 2:04 am PDT by
The first alleged parts from the larger 5.5" iPhone 6 have been shared by 9to5Mac. The image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures ~14 centimeters or ~5.5 inches diagonally. The site claims this represents a part for the 5.5" iPhone 6 which has been rumored to be launching later this year. Apple is also expected to produce a 4.7" model as well. We've already ...
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Yosemite 'Handoff' Feature Likely Limited to Macs with Bluetooth LE

Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:38 pm PDT by
Over the weekend, we posted a story that Apple's Handoff feature was limited to Macs that support the Bluetooth 4.0/LE specification. Handoff/Continuity allows OS X and iOS device users to seamlessly transition between the two operating systems. However, there was some debate about the accuracy of that claim at the time, though now it seems almost certain to be true. Bluetooth 4.0 was was...

Skybox Can Predict iPhone Launch Using Satellite Imagery

Monday June 16, 2014 11:38 am PDT by
The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level: By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution...
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OS X Yosemite Designed for Retina Screens?

Monday June 16, 2014 10:45 am PDT by
Macworld's Jason Snell provides a nice hands-on writeup about Apple's new OS X Yosemite. Snell focuses on the user-experience from a long term Mac user, focusing on the visual and usability changes of Mac windows. He notes the increased use of transparency and the varying implementation of title bars in many applications: Overall, Snell feels that many of the design changes were done...
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Newest MacBook Airs on Sale for Father's Day

Sunday June 15, 2014 1:06 am PDT by
BestBuy is offering free shipping and $100 off all the newest MacBook Air models. This brings the base MacBook Air model down to $799 -- the lowest we've seen for the latest generation models. The discount kicks off today, but appears to extend all week. - 11.6" MacBook Air, 4GB, 128GB SSD: $899 -> $799 - 11.6" MacBook Air, 4GB, 256GB SSD: $1099 -> $999 - 13.3" MacBook Air, 4GB, 128GB...

Photos of 4.7-Inch and 5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Models

Saturday June 14, 2014 12:58 am PDT by
A couple of new model photos of the rumored iPhone 6 have been posted to Twitter by SonnyDickson. The new images depict the 4.7" and 5.5" iPhone 6 side by side -- both front and back. The images show what we have already seen about the iPhone 6, including the rounded case edges and larger form factors. Apple is expected to release the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 around September of 2014, while the...
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WWDC 2014 Spoiler Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday June 2, 2014 7:07 am PDT by
With Apple's WWDC Keynote kicking off on today, some users are interested in avoiding all of the announcements and waiting until Apple posts the recorded video of the event so as to experience it without already knowing the outcome. For those individuals, we've posted this news story, which will be updated with the link to the presentation once it becomes available from Apple. No other news ...
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Apple Expected to Introduce Health Tracking App and Smart Home Toolkit at WWDC

Sunday June 1, 2014 1:25 pm PDT by
The New York Times reports that Apple will be delving into two new areas on Monday -- connected health and the smart home. At WWDC 2014, Apple is expected to introduce a new health tracking app that will track statistics for health and fitness. Author Brian Chen cites an anonymous source "briefed on the product" The health app will initially pull data from third-party fitness and...

Covered Banners on Upper Floors of Moscone at WWDC 2014

Sunday June 1, 2014 12:53 pm PDT by
Apple's WWDC Keynote kicks off tomorrow, and while we've posted about iOS 8 banners and OS X 10.10 banners, there are also covered banners on the upper floors of Moscone that we neglected to point out. Appleinsider points out the existence of the covered banners, but only were able to get poor quality shots from afar.In the two levels above, Apple has additional banners, but they're still...

Apple Giving $25 App Store Gift Certificates to WWDC Attendees

Sunday June 1, 2014 11:05 am PDT by
Apple's 2014 WWDC kicks off tomorrow with a Keynote at 10am Pacific. Today, attendees are registering for the conference and receiving their usual WWDC badges and WWDC jackets, but Apple also included a $25 App Store gift card. The gift card is in celebration of "25 years and coding", as noted by @HarrisonW1998: $25 App Store gift card for WWDC Attendees. $1/year of #wwdc ...
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Buyer's Guide: iMac and 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Discounts Ahead of WWDC

Friday May 30, 2014 11:33 am PDT by
Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) kicks off on Monday, but a few retailers have some larger than normal discounts on some current Mac models. The 21.5" 2.7GHz current generation iMac is seeing a $149 discount at Adorama and Best Buy. The iMac, however, is near the end of its refresh cycle and while we probably won't see the new low-cost iMac debuted at WWDC, it does seem...
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Apple Denies iCloud Hack as Cause of Locked iOS Device Ransom Demands

Tuesday May 27, 2014 11:11 pm PDT by
Earlier this week, a number of iOS and Mac users reported iPhones, iPads, and Macs being remotely locked by hackers who then demanded a ransom for their recovery. The attacks primarily affected those located in Australia. While there have been many theories about common points of attack, no one theme has emerged. Some users also deny that passwords were shared with other services....
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Apple Testing ARM Based Mac Prototypes with Large Magic Trackpad?

Sunday May 25, 2014 8:42 pm PDT by
French site MacBidouille revives rumors that Apple is actively developing ARM processor based Macs. According to a source that they describe as reliable, Apple has prototypes of several ARM-based machines, including an iMac, Mac mini, and 13" Notebook with 4-8 64-bit ARM Quad-core processors. These machines are reportedly far along in development, and come with a new keyboard that...
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Apple Forgets to Renew SSL Certificate, Breaking OS X Software Update [Fixed]

Sunday May 25, 2014 9:06 am PDT by
Several readers have noted a strange error message appearing when trying to perform software updates from the Mac App Store. An Error has occurred The certificate for this server is invalid. You might be connecting to a server that is pretending to be "" which could put you confidential information at is one of several servers that Software Update uses...

Apple Now Preventing Updates and Reinstallation of Refunded Apps

Saturday May 24, 2014 5:17 pm PDT by
Michael Simmons of Flexibits noted earlier today that the App Store no longer allows customers to reinstall or update refunded App Store apps. An error message now notifies users when they try:Update Unavailable with This Apple ID This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or the item was refunded and cancelled.While Apple has never had ...
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First Generation Apple TVs Unable to Connect to iTunes

Sunday April 20, 2014 9:10 am PDT by
Apple's first generation Apple TVs have lost their ability to connect to iTunes and appears to be affecting users worldwide. A lengthy Apple Discussions page shows that the problem started on the 17th of April and has persisted for 1st generation Apple TV users. Forum poster georgevargas describes the issue:As of last night I had full access to the iTunes Store. Since this morning I was...
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How Apple Could Make the Move to 4.7" iPhone Displays

Thursday April 17, 2014 8:18 am PDT by
Amidst the flurry of iPhone 6 rumors coming from KGI Securities' report last week, Ming-Chi Kuo presented the first possible screen resolution for Apple's 4.7" iPhone 6. Kuo lists it as a 1334x750 Retina display with a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch. Historically, Apple has been very cautious with resolution changes in their iOS devices. The original iPhone was launched with a...
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iPhone 6 Renders Reimagined as iPhone 6c

Thursday April 17, 2014 6:44 am PDT by
Last week we posted renderings of what the iPhone 6 might look like based on leaked design drawings of the unreleased device. Since that time, we've seen early cases and possible design molds for the device. Ferry Passchier, the designer we commissioned for the original designs, has rethought the design as if it was modeled after the iPhone 5c with colorful plastic backings. Passchier...