No, Apple Isn't Working on a Vape

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot

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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.

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    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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  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    ???

    I know Apple is known to be trendy with "hipsters", but, what.
     
  3. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

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    All the neckbeards I know don't even like apple. So this would have failed even if they did try and make one.




     
  4. dmylrea macrumors 68000

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    Why not vaping devices by Apple? If Samsung can have devices that catch fire in your pocket, why not Apple? :)
     
  5. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    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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  8. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Apple will not support smokers and their addiction!
    Seriously, how can someone even think they would build such a product. Crazy!
     
  9. vertical smile macrumors 68000

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    I wonder how many people actually thought Apple was doing this.....

    This reminds me of one of the many memes....

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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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    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!
     
  14. vertical smile macrumors 68000

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    Apple Vape, Apple Vib, and now this to go with your new AirPods...

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  15. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    More like Apple got high off their own supplies.
     
  16. i think G4 imac macrumors newbie

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    Sorry doesn't matter, I only read headlines and have already formed an unchanging belief that Apple is creating a vape pen, and have sold my stock accordingly.
     
  17. PieTunes macrumors 6502

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    I would kill to hear Jony Ive do one of his voice overs for this thing.
     
  18. macTW Suspended

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    Armchair "geniuses." They see the word vapor and go nuts.
     
  19. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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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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    You're about a decade and a half late to the party...
     
  22. MrGimper macrumors 601

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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"?
     
  23. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

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    Too bad. They could have called it VapeWear. It's really pretty, so you wear it like a big pendant.
     
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    Apple is planning to smoke the competition! *pun intended*
     

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