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Type of site
News, information, and rumors related to Apple Inc.
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
Country of originUnited States, LLC
Founder(s)Arnold Kim
EditorEric Slivka
Key people
  • Juli Clover
  • Joe Rossignol
  • Mitchel Broussard
  • Tim Hardwick
  • Hartley Charlton
  • Sami Fathi
RegistrationRequired to post on forums
LaunchedFebruary 24, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-02-24)
Current statusActive is a website that aggregates Mac and Apple related news, rumors, and reports. The site was launched February 24, 2000, in Richmond, Virginia, and is owned by Arnold Kim.[1][2] By consolidating reports and cross-referencing claims, MacRumors attempts to keep track of the rumor community. The tagline of MacRumors is "News and Rumors You Care About". The website is updated daily with new rumors. During breaking news, updates are posted afterhours.[citation needed] MacRumors is a prominent website within the Apple community.[citation needed]


MacRumors is home to a large Mac-focused forum site with over 1,012,131 members and over 20,000,000 forum posts as of April 2015.[3] The site hosts a specialized Buyer's Guide[4] that recommends timeframes for purchasing Apple products based on the products' last update.[5]


As of April 30, 2012, according to Quantcast, MacRumors receives an average 65,890,912 page views globally per month, and 7,567,679 visitors per month globally.[6] Website traffic often increases dramatically during Apple events, such as WWDC.[citation needed]

Sister sites[edit]

TouchArcade is a mobile game news website that launched in 2008.[7] Arnold Kim of MacRumors worked on the site.[8] Kim also runs AppShopper, making the three "sister sites".[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stelter, Brian (2008-07-21). "My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
  2. ^ Frommer, Dan (July 13, 2008). "Nephrologist To Mac Blogger: The Unlikely Career Path Of MacRumors' Arnold Kim". Business Insider. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "MacRumors Forums". MacRumors. 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "MacRumors Buyer's Guide". Retrieved 2018-06-09.
  6. ^ " Traffic and Demographic Statistics by Quantcast".
  7. ^ "TouchArcade Needs Your Help, Please Support Our Patreon". TouchArcade.
  8. ^ "My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors". The New York Times. 21 July 2008.
  9. ^ "Review: TouchArcade for iPhone".

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