Yesterday, reports hit the Web regarding a comment made by French designer Philippe Starck. In an interview with France Info, Starck noted that he was working on something “revolutionary” with Apple – a product that would be available in the near future. First, we thought he could be referring to Apple’s rumored HDTV, then we heard Starck might be working on the design of future Apple Stores.
As it turns out, we’re supposed to believe Starck isn’t working on either. After an Apple spokesperson denied the Cupertino, CA company is involved with Philippe Starck (see below), All Things Digital speculated that the designer is actually working on a super-yacht, which Steve Jobs had a hand in designing before his death. Here’s how All Things Digital paraphrases the statement Apple sent:
Reached for comment, an Apple spokeswoman said the company is not working on a new product with Starck. And while she declined to speculate about what the designer might have been referring to when he told France Info Radio that he and Apple “have a big project together that will be out in eight months,” there’s a good explanation for the remark.
The “good explanation,” according to John Paczkowski, is the yacht.
Either this is indeed true, or Apple is trying to fool us with what Starck himself refers to as the company’s “culte du secret religieux.” Starck has reportedly been travelling up to Cupertino, CA to meet with Steve’s widow, Laurene Jobs – potentially evidencing the fact that he’s just working on a yacht (albeit a “revolutionary” yacht), rather than Apple’s next big thing.
If any more news hits the Web, we’ll let you know.