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Alleged 12-inch MacBook Air display shown off in leaked photos

New photos from iFanr (via SlashGear) alleged to show off the display portion of Apple’s rumored 12-inch MacBook Air. In the images, the display assembly is compared to existing Apple devices to give some indication as to its relative size, namely Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display and 9.7-inch iPad Air 2. The sizing appears to match up…

Apple publishes “About the Artist” video for new store

Preceding the opening of the new West Lake Apple Store in Hangzhou, China, Apple has produced a video featuring Wang Dongling, the artist responsible for the mural on Apple’s new store. Dongling is a local Chinese calligrapher whose work is known for it’s celebration of local art and culture. He prides himself in giving life to the lines of Chinese…

Report details just how long the Apple Watch’s battery will last

There’s been a lot of talk about the Apple Watch’s battery since it was announced at WWDC last year. Tim Cook hinted that the watch will need to be charged nightly, which very well may be the case. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman published a report today detailing how long the watch’s battery will last under certain circumstances. Citing people “with knowledge of…

iPhone 6 sees rising sales in Asia markets

According to a report coming out of The Wall Street Journal, Apple’s iPhone 6 has become a huge hit in Asia markets such as China, Japan, and South Korea. The iPhone is seeing increased market share in all three territories, with the situation in South Korea being most interesting. As you probably know, South Korea is the home of Samsung. Between the…

Apple buys British music analytics startup Semetric

Apple has acquired London-based startup Semetric, makers of the Musicmetric analytics tool, according to a report by The Guardian. The amount that Apple has paid for the company is unknown, but the Financial Times suggests the figure could be in the region of $50m. Semetric has made its name offering insights into consumer behavior across areas of…

iPhone sales from last quarter likely smashed previous record

If an investor note by Morgan Stanley analyst, Katy Huberty is anything to go by, Apple had an incredible quarter at the end of last year. Huberty predicts that overall shipments could have reached as high as 69 million units in the final three-month period of 2014. This figure is up from the previous forecasts of 62 million and 67 million. And a…