It seems that Apple is looking to expand its consumer base by going beyond smartphones and laptops. At least that’s what a patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office earlier this year suggests.
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Apple submitted an application last year with the patent authority detailing a peculiar vaporiser technology. The document outlines plans for a device capable of regulating temperature to release heat from a substance within a canister. The apparatus is also able of keeping the air out of the chamber of the substance being vaporised.
“A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporised or sublimed into a vapour. A plate whose bottom face rests in the substance inside the chamber body is temperature regulated, e.g. using a heater therein, which releases heat directly above the substance lies below. The plate slides downward as the substance is consumed by vaporisation or sublimation,” reads the excerpt of the application.
We can only make a wild guess as of what the purpose of the device is given the fact the document does not mention anything about what substance the device is designed to be used with. And only time will tell whether the product is intended for recreational use or is it part of something bigger.
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