Apple has finally purchased the domain name from the design form that has owned it for many years.

Apple Inc has had to make do with servicing UK customers via url scheme, with being used by the firm "Apple Illustration” up until around July 6th when it appears the domain name was transferred over to Apple.

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The WHOIS lookup for shows the Last Update as 6th July with the Registrant now confirmed as Apple Inc. Its only in the last few days however that the domain name has begun to direct traffic to the Apple site.

No word on what terms the domain changed ownership, or how much Apple offered to make it happen, but this could be up there with some of the highest domain name purchases of all time.

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