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

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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22 Comments

1. darktranquillity

Posts: 285; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

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".

21. GENARAL.LEVY

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 17, 2012

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

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

3. ilia1986 unregistered

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

14. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

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...

4. putes

Posts: 38; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

5. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

iTitanic

10. CharlieAtInfinity

Posts: 253; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

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

18. Abdul92

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

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

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

19. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

But Seinfield was funny and entertaining, not THAT.

7. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

will samsung destroy the boat?

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

samsung will create a Galaxy canon to destroy this boat!

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

11. Virile

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 01, 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.

12. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

15. PaulNotFromSweden

Posts: 55; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

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

16. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Is that what she said last night? lol

13. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I see a giant glass apple with an outtboard motor LOL

17. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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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