Vaping might get an enormous shot within the arm if Apple decides to enter the market with its personal vaporizer.
Apple could also be dabbling in cars, wearables, and different applied sciences outdoors its core smartphone and computer systems enterprise, however right here is an space few individuals would anticipate the Cupertino, California firm to enter. A just lately revealed patent software suggests the corporate could also be eyeing the booming vaping business with its personal excessive-tech vaporizer unit.
Filed in June 2016 and launched on January 26, 2017 by the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace, the patent application describes a vaporizer that makes use of excessive temperature to transform a substance right into a vapor. The patent focuses on the tactic of vaporization being developed with an emphasis on methods of maximizing the vaporization fee so extra of the substance can be transformed to vapor and fewer can be misplaced to cooling.
Apple fails to reference the supplies getting used for on this course of vaporization and by no means mentions the meant finish use of the product. We will solely speculate that the rising reputation of vaping and the growing legalization of marijuana within the US and overseas could also be contributing to Apple’s exploration of this space.
This isn’t the primary time Apple has been linked to vaporization and vaping units. Earlier than vaping turned trendy, Apple developer Mark Williams left his place on the excessive-profile firm the place he labored on MacOS and joined former Juniper developer Sasha Robinson to create the Firefly, a prime-of-the-line vaporizer.
Typically referred to as the “Apple” or “Tesla” of vaping, the Firefly is a excessive-finish gadget that makes use of conduction to warmth the air within the vaporizer chamber to four hundred levels, which produces a smoother and higher-tasting vapor. In contrast to different vaporizers that focus on entry-degree vapers, the Firefly is for the posh market with a beginning price ticket of $269.
Vaping might turn out to be much more well-liked within the coming years because the altering political local weather might ultimately loosen the present FDA regulations. The large tobacco business additionally might enter the ecigarette market as a option to fight the continued decline in smoking. Will probably be fascinating to observe vaping over the approaching yr and shall be much more riveting if Apple decides to pursue its exploration on this space.