Apple is reportedly working on its own vaporizer that uses high temperatures to ‘cause the substance to sublimate or vaporize’ and could be used for both solid and liquid chemicals, hinting the use of the unit for marijuana. The patent application doesn’t mention whether it’s a standalone product intended for recreational use. “A chamber body is to receive therein a substance that is to be vaporized or sublimated into a vapor,” reads the patent. “A plate whose bottom face rests on the substance inside the chamber body is temperature regulated, e.g. using a heater therein, which releases heat directly above the substance that lies below. The plate slides downward as the substance is consumed by vaporization or sublimation.
Apple’s prospective e-cigarette is supposed to be having a cylindrical shape, thermal jacket and a body unit as well as a lid.
It would possibly be a long time before we ever find out what Apple is pursuing with this patent as the company also holds patents for a bunch of other bizarre technologies like a translucent phone, an iPad cover with a flexible display, and a paper bag. An iVape could prove to be a highly successful model, as of now it is just under the speculation banner.