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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Juicy Box Avatar
78 months ago
Soon - Apple Vibrator.
Apple Vape, Apple Vib, and now this to go with your new AirPods...



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Freida Avatar
78 months 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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mobilehaathi Avatar
78 months ago
Some people will believe anything. :rolleyes:
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Juicy Box Avatar
78 months 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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PieTunes Avatar
78 months ago
I would kill to hear Jony Ive do one of his voice overs for this thing.
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CarlJ Avatar
78 months ago
Soon - Apple Vibrator.
You're about a decade and a half late to the party...
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