Apple has patented a vaporizer

Posted January 29, 2017

A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor, A plate whose bottom face rests on a substance inside of the chamber is temperature regulated. e.g., using a heater therein, which releases heat directly above the substance that lies below.

So, yes. While it's true that a former Apple employee did go on to create his own recreational vaporizer company, it's highly unlikely that Apple would follow its employees footsteps and enter that market itself.

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Within the patent, it is mentioned that Apple Inc.

The US Patent and Trademark Office this week published a patent application by Apple that details a peculiar vaporizer technology.

'Heat released from the plate 5 may efficiently supplement at least part of the energy that is lost through cooling along virtually the entire surface of the substance (latent heat vaporization),' according to the patent.

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As further proof, the patent's inventor is named as Tetsuya Ishikawa, a senior Apple manager and nanotechnology specialist. Many people use vapes to inhale nicotine or marijuana, and these devices are often tapped as cigarette replacements. While the company is dipping its toes into the healthcare industry, vaporizers don't seem to be in its wheelhouse.

But if Apple's future plans include making vapes for recreation, it would likely mean big corporations are getting into the weed business.

The U.S.is slowly becoming more amenable to recreational and medical marijuana. There are no specific mentions of vaporizer, and even of the chemicals that would be used in the vaporizer.

Apple has patented some weird stuff in the past year-remember Bag, the foldable phone, and the phone that's all screen? So, it is just a speculation that Apple could venture into developing an e-cigarette or a marijuana vaporizer.

This isn't the first time Apple has been linked to vaporization and vaping devices.