If one would read between the lines, Apple is all set to join the vaping game.
Apple has recently been awarded a patent for some sort of vaporizer or sublimator. The patent for the device which was invented by Tetsuya Ishikawa was filed back in June last year with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It was only granted last Jan. 26, 207.
The patent describes the device as a chamber body that receives "a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor".
CNN Tech sees this development as Apple's possible venture into the weed business though vapes are also used in agriculture and healthcare. After a landmark decision by California to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana in 2016, almost all U.S. states have followed its lead. This opened the opportunity for the vaping business to boom.
CNN pointed out that Apple is based in Cupertino, CA which makes it quite logical for the tech giant to dip its hands into the vaping and weed industry. This, of course, is only a speculation as Apple has not responded to CNN's queries.
While Apple is popular for its iPhones and Macs, it does not limit itself to only these electronic devices. In fact, throughout is history, the tech giant has explored other industries or fields such as wearables, music players, televisions, and even cars. Back in its early days, Apple released products such as watches, multi-tool or Swiss knives, and, believe it or not, apparel.
Now, it seems like it will enter the fast-rising vaping industry with its own vaporizer. It remains to be seen if the vaporizer or sublimator will make it to shelves at all. In fact, Apple has filed and received patents that have yet to be introduced to the market.