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Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
News, information, and rumors related to Apple Inc.
Registration Not needed to view site and forums but needed for posting on the forums.
Owner, LLC
Created by Arnold Kim
Editor Eric Slivka
Launched February 24, 2000
Alexa rank
negative increase 1,387 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Active 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.[2][3] 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 weekdays with new rumors, with most updates starting in the morning of east coast United States time. During breaking news, updates are posted during the weekend and afterhours.[citation needed]


MacRumors is home to a large Mac-focused forum site with over 950,000 members and over 20,000,000 forum posts as of April 2015.[4] The site hosts a specialized Buyer's Guide that recommends timeframes for purchasing Apple products based on the products' last update.[citation needed]

In addition to providing rumors, news, and an active forum, MacRumors also serves as sites for broadcasting live coverage of Apple announcements via[citation needed]


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.[5] 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.[6] Arnold Kim of MacRumors worked on the site.[7] Kim also runs AppShopper, making the three "sister sites".[8] The website's editor-in-chief is Eli Hodapp.[9] The site unveiled a dedicated iOS app in 2012.[10][11] Early the next year, TouchArcade began a promotion called Free Play, wherein the website promoted a game that was made free to download for the promotion's duration.[12] TouchArcade launched a crowdfunding campaign in June 2015.[13]

Journalists have recognized TouchArcade as among the best mobile game news websites.[14][15][8] Games journalists also described TouchArcade‍‍ '​‍s Hodapp as influential within the mobile game community.[16][17][18] A Flappy Bird clone that used Hodapp's likeness was released in April 2014.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Stelter, Brian (2008-07-21). "My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  3. ^ Dan Frommer (July 13, 2008). Nephrologist "Nephrologist To Mac Blogger: The Unlikely Career Path Of MacRumors' Arnold Kim" Check |url= scheme (help). Silicon Alley Insider. Retrieved January 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "MacRumors Forums". MacRumors. 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  5. ^ " Traffic and Demographic Statistics by Quantcast". 
  6. ^ "TouchArcade Needs Your Help, Please Support Our Patreon". TouchArcade. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ a b "Review: TouchArcade for iPhone". 
  9. ^ "Obama vs. The God King: Chair Entertainment baffles by releasing political ‘Infinity Blade’-style title ‘VOTE!!!’". Gamezebo. 
  10. ^ "TouchArcade App Now Available". 
  11. ^ Marianne Schultz. " Official TouchArcade iPhone App Available Now". AppShopper. 
  12. ^ "Results of Polymer's Free Promotion - Gamezebo". Gamezebo. 
  13. ^ "Touch Arcade Turns to Patreon for Funding - Slide to Play". Slide to Play. 
  14. ^ "Top ten gaming blogs". CNET. CBS Interactive. 
  15. ^ "Touch Arcade - The 50 Best Websites of 2011 - TIME". 16 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "The RPS Bargain Bucket: Convention Season - Rock, Paper, Shotgun". 
  17. ^ "Gamers win free early copies of iOS game, respond by leaking it". Ars Technica. 
  18. ^ "Exciting Things Ahead for Mobile Gaming - Slide to Play". Slide to Play. 
  19. ^ "The Seventh Sign: Hodappy Bird Released on the App Store". 

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