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

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Apple Confirms 'Heartbleed' Security Issue Did Not Affect Apple Software and 'Key Services'

Thursday April 10, 2014 1:56 pm PDT by
Apple today released a statement to Re/code confirming that iOS, OS X and "key web services" were unaffected by the widely publicized security flaw known as Heartbleed which was disclosed earlier this week.“Apple takes security very seriously. iOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key web-based services were not affected,” an Apple spokesperson told Re/code.Heartbleed was a...
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12" Retina MacBook Air and Low-Price iMac Likely in 2014

Wednesday April 9, 2014 4:34 pm PDT by
In an extensive research note covering Apple's product roadmap for 2014, KGI Securities Ming Chi Kuo reiterated expectations that Apple is working on a ultra slim 12" MacBook Air but also revealed a new low-cost iMac in the works. Kuo's predictions for the 12" MacBook Air match what was leaked in March from a reliable Chinese forum source. The new 12" MacBook Air will "redefine notebook...

iPhone 6 Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Highlight Larger Displays

Tuesday April 8, 2014 8:45 am PDT by
Late last month, a set of alleged design drawings was published by Japanese magazine MacFan, showing dimensions for upcoming 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone models. It's not uncommon for us to see design and case leaks in the months leading up to the new iPhone release. In some cases, as with the iPhone 5C, early design leaks turn out to be quite close to the final product, though in other...

Apple Acknowledges Consumers Want Larger and Cheaper Phones

Sunday April 6, 2014 12:54 pm PDT by
The latest internal documents coming out of the Samsung/Apple trial show some candid insight into Apple's analysis of the future of the smartphone market. The documents posted by Re/code include an Apple slide deck from April, 2013 for 2014 planning. The document includes graphs showing that Apple's growth rates are slowing quarter after quarter. The main reason for the decline amongst...
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WiFi Performance to Improve As FCC Opens Unlicensed Frequencies

Tuesday April 1, 2014 11:16 pm PDT by
In February, the Wall Street Journal reported on the formation of a new lobbying group called WifiForward that advocated the opening up of unlicensed frequencies to alleviate Wi-Fi congestion and improve performance. The group consisted of industry partners including Google, Best Buy, Microsoft, and many others. On Monday, the FCC announced that it was freeing up more airwaves for Wi-Fi...
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Apple's A7 Processor Truly 'Desktop Class', iOS Apps Don't Take Full Advantage

Monday March 31, 2014 2:17 pm PDT by
AnandTech provides a detailed analysis of Apple's A7 (ARM-based) mobile processor which was introduced in the iPhone 5s. The latest information and analysis comes from Apple's own code changes to the LLVM Compiler project. While AnandTech goes into great detail on the architecture of the A7 chip and how it compares to the A6, they conclude that the A7 chip is indeed -- as Apple claimed --...
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Only One of Two Larger iPhone 6 Models Likely, According to Analyst

Monday March 24, 2014 12:00 pm PDT by
Apple may only launch one of two larger size iPhones this fall, according to UBS analyst Steve Milunovich. Barron's relays the research note, which is based on Milunovich's "checks" of the supply chain. iPhone 6 rumors have repeatedly suggested that Apple is working on two new sizes for the iPhone. Predictions most commonly include 4.7" and 5.5" sizes, up from the current 4" screen of the...

App Store and iTunes Prices in UK May Increase Up to 20%

Sunday March 23, 2014 11:53 am PDT by
Apple's iTunes and App Store downloads may see a price increase next year when new UK laws take effect. The Guardian reports that the most recently introduced budget closes a loophole that allowed digital downloads to avoid UK taxes.The budget document said: "As announced at budget 2013, the government will legislate to change the rules for the taxation of intra-EU business to consumer...

Apple Maps Flyover Adds 3D Views of Perth, Saint-Tropez, and Cordoba

Sunday March 23, 2014 10:50 am PDT by notes that Apple has recently added three new locations to their Maps Flyover feature found in iOS. The new locations include Perth (Australia), Saint-Tropez (France) and Cordoba (Spain). The 3D flyover features was introduced in iOS 6 and based on the technology of C3 Technologies which was acquired by Apple in 2011. Apple has been slowly expanding coverage since its...
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New Slim 12" MacBook and MacBook Air Updates Soon

Friday March 21, 2014 5:27 pm PDT by
A new forum post on [Google Translation] has revealed a number of details about Apple's upcoming plans for its MacBook notebooks as well as some details about its iWatch initiative. The author of the post has posted legitimate leaks and photos of un-released MacBook hardware in the past, lending credibility to this new information. The poster writes about the upcoming MacBook...

Hope for Optical Image Stabilization in iPhone 6 Revived with Supplier Rumors

Monday March 17, 2014 9:21 am PDT by
Late last week, shares of InvenSense rose on rumors that the company had won a contract to supply sensors for Apple's upcoming iPhone 6. InvenSense supplies sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes to major phone manufacturers, but the company has yet to publicly land a deal with Apple. The validity of the rumor seems up for debate, however, as a Needham & Company analyst soon released a...

iPhone 6 May Include Temperature, Pressure and Humidity Sensors

Sunday March 16, 2014 10:12 pm PDT by
Electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu reports on her Weibo account that the next iPhone may add a pressure, temperature and humidity sensor. G for Games relayed the report and points out that the "pressure" in this context is certainly atmospheric, not blood pressure:According to Sun Chang Xu (news chief analyst at ESM-China), sources close to the matter have revealed that Apple will catch up in...

Steve Jobs Told Employees in 2010 That Apple Would Not Release a Television

Sunday March 16, 2014 6:50 am PDT by
According to a passage from Yukari Kane's upcoming book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, in 2010, Steve Jobs told Apple executives that the company would not be releasing a television. Business Insider relays the exchange which occurred at Apple's 2010 "Top 100" retreat for Apple executive, managers and employees. The attendees of the Top 100 retreat would hear presentations of...
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'Flappy Bird' Removed from App Store by Developer

Sunday February 9, 2014 8:28 am PST by
As promised, Dong Nguyen, the developer of Flappy Bird, has removed the popular game from the App Store. Flappy Bird has been the number one downloaded free app on Apple's App Store for almost a month. The game was generating $50,000/day in revenue from in-app ads. Nguyen had previously expressed frustration at the attention he has received since the sudden popularity of his game. In a...
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The Argument for an 11.88-Inch Retina MacBook Air

Saturday January 25, 2014 10:50 am PST by
In October 2013, DisplaySearch analyst David Hsieh first revealed that Apple would be introducing a 12" Retina MacBook Air in 2014. The report was quickly corroborated by the reliable Ming-Chi Kuo. It wasn't entirely clear at the time why Apple would choose to introduce a new 12" screen model, when their current lineup of MacBook Airs and Pros come in 11", 13", and 15" screen sizes....

CyberMonday 2013: Discounts on iPads, MacBook Pros, and More

Monday December 2, 2013 7:16 am PST by
The Monday after Black Friday has been dubbed Cyber Monday to reflect a large number of online purchases that takes place on that day. As a result, many retailers continue or begin online sales on Monday. Here's a selection of Apple-relevant Cyber Monday sales. Accessories, iTunes Gift Cards and Software - $100 iTunes Gift Card - $85 ($15 off) - iOS Apps on Sale at AppShopper - Mac Apps...
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Black Friday 2013: Apple Product Discounts Still Available Online

Friday November 29, 2013 7:32 am PST by
With Black Friday well under way, many of the best deals have already sold out, or were only available in-store only. Here's a list of what's still available online. Apple Store Apple's online Black Friday sale continues until tonight with gift cards ranging from $50-$150 depending on model. Apple's Black Friday sale is over. iTunes Gift Cards, Accessories and Mac Software - $100...
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MacMall Kicks off Black Friday 2013 Sale on Macs, iPods and iPads

Wednesday November 27, 2013 11:47 am PST by
Online retailer MacMall has kicked off their 60 hour Black Friday sale just now. The sale runs until midnight on Friday. Traditionally, 3rd party retailers have offered better discounts than Apple once sales tax is taken into account. MacRumors is an affiliate partner of MacMall. Their full sale list covers both new and previous generation products. We've pulled out some of the...

MacRumors Forums: Security Leak

Tuesday November 12, 2013 1:48 pm PST by
Yesterday, the MacRumors Forums were targeted and hacked in a similar manner to the Ubuntu forums in July. We sincerely apologize for the intrusion, and are still investigating the attack with the help of a 3rd party security researcher. We believe that at least some user information was obtained during the attack. In situations like this, it's best to assume that your MacRumors Forum...
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October 22nd Media Event Spoiler Free Video Stream [Video Posted]

Monday October 21, 2013 4:37 pm PDT by
With Apple's October 22nd Media Event kicking off on Tuesday, 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. ...