The logo of MacRumors, a stylized apple featuring a question mark
Type of site
News website
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersGlen Allen, Virginia
Country of originUnited States, LLC
Founder(s)Arnold Kim
EditorEric Slivka
Key people
  • Juli Clover
  • Dan Barbera
  • Joe Rossignol
  • Mitchel Broussard
  • Tim Hardwick
  • Hartley Charlton
  • Sami Fathi
RegistrationOptional, required to post on forums
Users1.09 million forum usersa
LaunchedFebruary 24, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-02-24)
Current statusActive
a Total forum members (October 2022).[1]

MacRumors is a website that aggregates Mac and Apple-related news and rumors. The site launched on February 24, 2000, in Richmond, Virginia, and is owned by Arnold Kim.[2][3] By consolidating reports and cross-referencing claims, MacRumors aims to keep track of the rumor community and the website is updated daily with new articles. MacRumors is also known for occasionally breaking original stories, such as revealing the name of the iPad in 2010.[4] The tagline of the website is "News and Rumors You Care About". MacRumors is a prominent website within the Apple community, featuring a forum with over one million members.[5]


MacRumors is home to a large Mac-focused forum site with over 1,088,487 members and over 30,000,000 forum posts as of October 2022.[5] The site hosts a specialized Buyer's Guide that recommends timeframes for purchasing Apple devices based on the products' last update.[6] The website also has a corresponding YouTube channel, hosted by Dan Barbera, covering Apple products, reviews, tutorials, and more.


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.[7] Website traffic often increases dramatically during Apple events, such as WWDC.[citation needed]

Sister sites

TouchArcade is a mobile game news website that launched in 2008.[8] Arnold Kim of MacRumors worked on the site.[2] Kim also runs AppShopper, making the three "sister sites".[9]

See also


  1. ^ "MacRumors Forums". MacRumors. Archived from the original on October 23, 2022. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Stelter, Brian (July 21, 2008). "My Son, the Blogger: An M.D. Trades Medicine for Apple Rumors". The New York Times. Retrieved August 11, 2008.
  3. ^ Frommer, Dan (July 13, 2008). "Nephrologist To Mac Blogger: The Unlikely Career Path Of MacRumors' Arnold Kim". Business Insider. Retrieved December 25, 2015.
  4. ^ X. Chen, Brian (February 23, 2010). "Arnold Kim Celebrates 10 Years as Apple Rumor King". Wired. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  5. ^ a b "MacRumors Forums". MacRumors. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  6. ^ "MacRumors Buyer's Guide". MacRumors. Retrieved October 21, 2022.
  7. ^ " Traffic and Demographic Statistics by Quantcast".
  8. ^ "TouchArcade Needs Your Help, Please Support Our Patreon". TouchArcade.
  9. ^ "Review: TouchArcade for iPhone".