A new report published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office reveals Apple is working on something that utilizes a technology on vaporizing. Is the iPad maker now creating its own line of vapes?
The report reveals that Apple has started working on the project since last last year as the document reflects an application date of July 21, 2015. The document also says that the release date of the patent was on Jan. 26, 2017.
According to the report, Apple is working on an invention which is basically a kind of sublimator or vaporizer. Unfortunately, the 11-page report did not unveil the actual finished product for this new vaporizer. It did not mention if it will be a stand-alone product or to which product it will be integrated with. The report only detailed the parts of the apparatus and the process of how the tool works.
It seems that the new apparatus was not intended for humans as the end-user. It appears to be an integral part of a bigger apparatus which requires a vaporizer.
In another report, the new vaporizer is speculated to be an e-cigarette, vape. Another theory also claims it could be an air freshener.
Furthermore, Apple is reportedly developing something linked to a car technology. The revealed patent application for a vaporizer might be related to this car technology project that the Cupertino-based company is currently working on.
It seems that the vaporizer is becoming an integral part of the latest technology to be offered. Aside from iPhone maker, The Verge has also reported that Mercedes-Benz has considered in attempting to produce custom scents for automotive. The publication also mentioned that a smartphone-designed-cigarette is already available in the market, which uses the vaporizing technology.
Meanwhile, it is still too early to conclude on what product Apple is attempting to introduce using this vaporizer. Note that the company has been reported to have filed a patent for its invention of a wraparound screen for iPhone and another patent for a foldable phone. However, none of the two patented inventions were already launched in the form a product, CNN has noted.