Philippe Starck's Project With Apple is Steve Jobs' Yacht

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    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.
    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.

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    '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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    Lame.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    A boat?????
     
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    The iYacht?
     
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    I like the wallyboat better

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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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    facepalm... I was thinking it would be the new Apple TV set.
     
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    Cover up
     
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    and that yacht comes equipped with the new iTV : -)
     
  10. macrumors 68040

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    Oh, and that boat pictured is pretty ugly imho.
     
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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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    Well that rumour was over quickly... next!

    (That is a sweet boat though!)
     
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    I'm on a boat ****************, take a look at me!
     
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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 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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    ...or Apple won a patent on winter, and it was coming soon.
     
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    lol
     
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    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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    Classic miscommunication and translation. :rolleyes:

    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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    A yacht!!

    Take my money!

    Oh, wait... :eek:
     
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    His wikipedia page said he does interiors. I couldn't get his actual site to load.
     
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    Darn

    I was hoping for an "iLamp" :p
     
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    It's a terrible tragedy when *anyone* dies and does not get a chance to sail in their yacht first. :p
     

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