No, Apple Isn't Working on a Vape

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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3 weeks ago

Soon - Apple Vibrator.

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



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3 weeks ago
Some people will believe anything. :rolleyes:
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3 weeks ago
Apple will not support smokers and their addiction!
Seriously, how can someone even think they would build such a product. Crazy!
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3 weeks ago
I would kill to hear Jony Ive do one of his voice overs for this thing.
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3 weeks ago
I wonder how many people actually thought Apple was doing this.....

We get it, you vape.

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



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




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3 weeks ago
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.
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3 weeks ago
I never thought they could make smoking look more stupid. Then vaping came....
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3 weeks ago

Soon - Apple Vibrator.

You're about a decade and a half late to the party...[MEDIA=youtube]jXHc69KW598[/MEDIA]
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3 weeks ago
This vape was going to be released with OS X Weed, but Apple went with El Capitan instead.
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