On August 25 Apple is opening an Apple Store in Kyoto, Japan. It will be the company’s 504th location worldwide and its ninth Japan Apple Store.
Cult of Mac brings us news of a Steve Jobs portrait created from cigarette ash. Regardless of whether you think Mr. Jobs would approve this “toxic portrait” or not (I mean, yes cigarette chemicals are toxic), I think it’s a cool and creative way to make art. I don’t think I’ve ever seen ash art before, and this image of Mr. Jobs is very well done. The artist—who goes by the name Shin—recreated the famous Albert Watson photo, with Mr. Jobs posing and resting his hand on his chin. Shin also uses food and paper cups as media. You can find more of Shin’s work on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
t will be the 8th Apple Store in Japan, or the 9th if you count Apple Watch at Isetan Shinjuku.
It seems Toshiba’s favorite buyer isn’t working out so well because the company is back to negotiating with other potential suitors, including Foxconn.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wants to weave artificial intelligence deeply into our lives, and he’s ready for a cashless society. The iPhone and Mac maker’s planned research center in Japan will play a role in those plans, and the country could be at the forefront of plans to push Apple Pay as the standard for a no-cash world.