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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:25 PM   #1
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Philippe Starck's Project With Apple is Steve Jobs' Yacht




In the wake of a claim from French designer Philippe Starck that he has been working with Apple on a "revolutionary" new project, Apple has issued a statement to AllThingsD specifically denying the assertion.
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Reached for comment, an Apple spokeswoman said the company is not working on a new product with Starck. And while she declined to speculate about what the designer might have been referring to when he told France Info Radio that he and Apple "have a big project together that will be out in eight months," there's a good explanation for the remark.
The report goes on to explain that the project mentioned by Starck appears to be a yacht being built for the Jobs family and mentioned in Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs. French site igeneration had speculated as much [Google translation] earlier today, knowing that Jobs was working with Dutch shipbuilder Feadship and that Starck had also worked with the company on other boat designs.

'Wedge Too', a previous collaboration between Starck and Feadship (Source: Superyacht Times)
The report from AllThingsD seems to confirm that Starck has been involved in the design of Jobs' yacht, and would explain why Starck is continuing to travel to Cupertino to meet with Jobs' wife Laurene as the project moves along.

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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:27 PM   #3
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A boat?????
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:28 PM   #4
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The iYacht?
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I like the wallyboat better

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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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Man, If I were him I'd hope I'd already have most of the work done so that it would be harder to fire me. If I were Jobs' family I would not be amused by him using my name to try to make false announcements of designing the product for the company.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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facepalm... I was thinking it would be the new Apple TV set.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:30 PM   #8
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:30 PM   #9
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and that yacht comes equipped with the new iTV : -)
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:30 PM   #10
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Oh, and that boat pictured is pretty ugly imho.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:30 PM   #11
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I thought the revolutionary project consisted on mass produced Iron Man's armors considered that the designer Philippe Starck might actually be Tony Stark's relative.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:32 PM   #12
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Well that rumour was over quickly... next!

(That is a sweet boat though!)
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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A boat?????
I'm on a boat ****************, take a look at me!
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:33 PM   #14
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I don't know if I could afford to upgrade to a new yacht every year. I guess it would depend on how thin they could make it.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:34 PM   #15
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Oh God, now this has turned into a very sad story now as Steve I guess never got to sail in his yacht? I hope I am wrong he got to experience it before his passing
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He could have retired on a yacht 20 years ago. If your work has meaning, then why stop?
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I thought the revolutionary project were mass produced Iron Man's armors considered the designer's name Starck...
...or Apple won a patent on winter, and it was coming soon.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:36 PM   #18
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i don't know if i could afford to upgrade to a new yacht every year. I guess it would depend on how thin they could make it.
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Oh, and that boat pictured is pretty ugly imho.
Yep, ugly indeed. But is that guy an idiot or what? How could he refer to a private boat as an "Apple" project? Unless he is ALSO involved in the TV project...which I wouldn't believe for a sec unless Ive was on his way out.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:37 PM   #20
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Classic miscommunication and translation.

Sad that Steve never had a chance to enjoy this. I know that I would love to own a yacht, someday.

To all, that picture is of a previous boat and not the one being designed for the Jobs family. I really wonder if the Jobs yacht will feature the simplistic design that Steve seemed to favor later in life. Should be interesting to see once completed!
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Personally, I'm rather curious what sort of design and features Steve Jobs would want in a yacht. I wonder if Jonathan Ive was involved any?
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:39 PM   #22
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A yacht!!

Take my money!

Oh, wait...
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Oh, and that boat pictured is pretty ugly imho.
His wikipedia page said he does interiors. I couldn't get his actual site to load.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 03:43 PM   #24
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I was hoping for an "iLamp"
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Oh God, now this has turned into a very sad story now as Steve I guess never got to sail in his yacht? I hope I am wrong he got to experience it before his passing
It's a terrible tragedy when *anyone* dies and does not get a chance to sail in their yacht first.
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