The company known for creating absolutely next level technological products recently patented what looks like an oversized pot. Where’s Apple heading with this?
Although the company gets a number of patents annually, this one is quite disturbing and therefore we had to take a good look. Out of over 20K patents the company got, this one particularly grabs our interest with its ridiculous, highly unexpected design. And that is due to obvious reasons, of course. Almost every other of its patents show some sort of technical importance. This one, however, has no such hidden feature whatsoever.
Reportedly, about 17 professional designers have invested their time and efforts in its design. Chances are the ongoing predictions are wrong and there’s something very exciting awaiting us through this. Or, is there?
The material and curves in the design are inspired by the company’s product lineup. It’s weird to see such a huge tech company like Apple trying to get something so bland patented for at least one year now. Also, the above-mentioned team of 17 investors includes Richard Howarth. He is the vice president of industrial design at Apple and is one of the lead designers of the “Planter” as the patent describes it. The guy has been a part of the design team of “nearly every Apple product since the iMac”. At least that is what his bio says.
They applied to patent the design in February last year and the approval took a relatively long time. Patent number D769,148 approved back on Monday this week and is drawing all eyes towards it since. If the experts and designers working on the planter do not consider it a waste, then maybe it isn’t. Assuming anything can go seriously wrong for now. Let the guesses pop in and discussions begin. Rumors have not given us much in the matter.