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Apple 'secret project' with French designer Philippe Starck really just a big boat?

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Apple 'secret project' with French designer Philippe Starck really just a big boat?
Rumors have been circulating around the internet about comments made by Philippe Starck, a french designer. Starck was interviewed by a French radio station, where he hinted at a "revolutionary Apple project" that he couldn't discuss in detail due to Apple's secrecy. Apple immediately denied that it was working with Starck on any such project.

Now, Starck has clarified his comments stating that the project he referred to was actually a custom luxury yacht he had been working on for Apple CEO and Founder Steve Jobs prior to his death in 2011.

Steve Jobs wrote about the project in his biography. Jobs and Starck had been working together for a long time, redesigning the yacht numerous times prior to Jobs' death. Starck goes on to say that the yacht design has gone so far into the design process that it must be completed at this point. The French designer continues to meet with Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, on a monthly basis to finalize plans and complete the building process of the yacht.

Starck gives additional details to the yacht, citing Jobs' fascination with glass, a likely prominent feature on the soon to be built yacht. The project is likely to be completed by the end of the year, and we will be very excited to see what it looks like. If Apple stores or the new Cupertino corporate office design are any hint at what a Steve Jobs boat will look like, we're on the edge of our seat waiting to see the mega yacht!

source: electronista

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posted on 18 Apr 2012, 04:45 8

1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Rejoice iphan's, your master got a luxury iboat.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:18

20. hepresearch (unregistered)


Posthumously? How ironic... although, hopefully the family gets to enjoy it for a good while. A giant luxury yacht seems like a terrible thing to waste once it "must be completed".

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:24 1

21. GENARAL.LEVY (banned) (Posts: 93; Member since: 17 Apr 2012)


Ha ha ha how so funny..... An iNlay wtf?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 05:22 6

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Don't tell me now that Google with follow suit with Android boat!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 05:56 6

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


If it will - you won't need an invitation to get on it! :)

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:46 5

14. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


No,we will build an Android submarine and send it to the bottom!!!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 21:25 2

22. hepresearch (unregistered)


Doubtful... although the name "Chrome boat" could be sort of catchy... Mark Zuckerberg might get himself a Facebook yacht, though... lifestyles of the rich and famous...

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 05:57 9

4. putes (Posts: 37; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Now Apple will claim a patent on boats and the U.S. patent agency will granted to them.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 06:22 11

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1223; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


iTitanic

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:50 5

10. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Hope it sinks like the original titanic.. :D that would be awesome!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 18:42

18. Abdul92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)


Really? Is it really that serious that someone is designing a boat for themselves?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 07:21 3

6. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, so that original story was just about 'nothing'.....kind of like Seinfeld.....

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 19:50

19. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


But Seinfield was funny and entertaining, not THAT.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:11

7. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


will samsung destroy the boat?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:12 3

8. mercorp (Posts: 954; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


samsung will create a Galaxy canon to destroy this boat!

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 08:13 1

9. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


is that a pic of the actual boat? its neat, but I expected it to be much much bigger

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:04

11. Virile (Posts: 38; Member since: 01 Mar 2012)


From what i read the boat is still in the designing process so the picture would be what it could look like when its done.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:09

12. Fallout09 (Posts: 409; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


You sir... are a moron! Is that a picture of the acutal boat? Really?

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:09 4

15. PaulNotFromSweden (Posts: 51; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I thought it would be bigger too. On my screen, it's only like an inch long.

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 11:12 2

16. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Is that what she said last night? lol

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 09:12 2

13. BattleBrat (Posts: 884; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I see a giant glass apple with an outtboard motor LOL

posted on 18 Apr 2012, 14:03 1

17. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


no ipad and iphone redesign ohh but a yacht is?... hmmm I will just charge my iphone before I get my blood to a higher temperature

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