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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iOS 14 Leaked Feature: @ Mentions in Group Messages

Wednesday June 10, 2020 3:05 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...
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How to Fix 'This App is No Longer Shared' Error Without Losing Data

Saturday May 23, 2020 7:44 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,...
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iOS 13 Now Installed on 55% of iPhones Introduced in Last Four Years

Wednesday October 16, 2019 4:38 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 ...
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Black AirPods: Where Are They?

Saturday March 23, 2019 2:06 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...
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Apple May Have Quietly Addressed 'Flexgate' in 2018 MacBook Pros

Monday March 4, 2019 11:59 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...
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Samsung Offers to Supply Foldable Displays to Apple and Google

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:33 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...
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DirecTV Now Supports Single Sign-on for Upcoming 'TV' App on iOS and Apple TV

Monday November 21, 2016 10:55 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...
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Apple Launches Repair Program for iPhone 6s Devices Experiencing Unexpected Shutdowns

Sunday November 20, 2016 7:50 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...
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Many Preinstalled iOS Apps Such as 'Stocks' Now Deletable in iOS 10

Monday June 13, 2016 1:40 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 -
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First Mac Ransomware Found in Transmission BitTorrent Client

Sunday March 6, 2016 11:34 am PST by
This weekend, a notice appeared on 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 4:34 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 12:18 pm 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...
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Photos of 'iPhone SE' Screen Display Confirm No 3D Touch

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:04 am PST by
The first purported component leak for the so called iPhone SE has emerged via 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...

Security Update Breaks Ethernet Port on iMacs and MacBook Pros [Updated]

Saturday February 27, 2016 9:25 am PST by
As reported on the MacRumors forums and Reddit, a recent Apple security update has disabled the ethernet port on some iMacs and MacBook Pros. zorinlynx writes:This software update was pushed via the silent "security updates" to my iMac today: 031-51913 | Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data 3.28.1 After rebooting my ethernet didn't work. Turns out that it added an exclusion...

Top Apple TV Apps Revealed With Games Topping the Lists

Monday November 2, 2015 4:17 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 11:44 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

Monday September 21, 2015 12:45 am 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 1:17 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 ...
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USPTO Invalidates One of Apple's iPhone Design Patents in Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit

Monday August 17, 2015 9:51 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...
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Apple Live TV Service Not Coming Until 2016

Thursday August 13, 2015 3:26 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...