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No, Apple Isn't Working on a Vape

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for a "sublimator/vaporizer" invention, leading to sensational headlines suggesting Apple might release a vape or enter the vaping industry. In actuality--and this could go without saying--the invention is completely unrelated.


The patent instead relates to a semiconductor device fabrication process Apple uses to create chips for its devices. The application describes a canister that can be used to vaporize or sublimate a substance, which in Apple's case would be for delivering substances to a substrate during the deposition or etching process.

The patent's assigned inventor Tetsuya Ishikawa, a senior manager at Apple in the nanotechnology field, lists photolithography as one of his skills on his LinkedIn profile. He also holds several other patents related to semiconductor fabrication. So, in the end, it is pretty safe to say, no, Apple is not working on a vape.

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Pakaku

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???

I know Apple is known to be trendy with "hipsters", but, what.
 
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Pakaku

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Why not vaping devices by Apple? If Samsung can have devices that catch fire in your pocket, why not Apple? :)
Like one of those joke products ThinkGeek would conceptualize for April Fools Day, only to end up selling it after the idea gained enough popularity
 
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Septembersrain

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... What? I just quit smoking vape myself and it's crazy to think anyone would seriously consider that Apple would make an E-cigarette. ‍♀️
 
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WiseAJ

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Awww. I was hoping to be able to buy an iVape (or Apple Vape) think of what developers could do with a new vapeOS for it too!
 
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RiddlaBronc

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Tim seems to be smoking some of that good stuff lately with the underwhelming products.

To tell you all about, Ill like to invite Phil Schiller to the stage...Phill.
 
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MrGimper

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So are the people who thought Apple were developing a vape, the same people that thought "Theatre Mode" meant "Dark Mode"?
 
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