The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for a ” sublimator/vaporizer ” invention, leading to sensational headlines suggesting Apple might release a vape or enter the vaping industry. In actuality—and this could go without saying—the invention is completely unrelated.The patent instead relates to a process called semiconductor lithography —or photolithography—that Apple uses to create chips for its devices. The application describes a canister that can be used to vaporize or sublimate a substance, which in Apple’s case would be chemicals used to pattern the circuity on chips.The patent’s assigned inventor Tetsuya Ishikawa, a senior manager at Apple in the nanotechnology field, lists photolithography as one of his skills on his LinkedIn profile . He also holds several other patents related to semiconductor fabrication. So, in the end, it is pretty safe to say, no, Apple is not working on a vape.
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