Last week Forbes reported that legendary designer Philippe Starck recently revealed in an interview with French publication – Le Figaro that he has been working with Apple on a “revolutionary” product set to be unveiled approximately 8 months from now. Imaginations ran wild and many tech pundits suggested the collaboration might result in an epic Apple TV or new iPhone.
It turns out that the much-hyped speculative story was a farce. The Wall Street Journal clarified the epically hyped Starck-Apple story, saying Steve Jobs did not tap the famous French designer to spice up the next latest and greatest Apple hardware. Rather, Jobs tapped Starck to architect the interior design of his yacht, the report says, adding that Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell is continuing with the project.
“It’s not a project with Apple. It’s a private project that began with Steve Jobs and that has been taken over by his wife,” the Journal quotes a Starck spokesman as saying. Wall Street Journal further mentions that the yacht designed by Starck will have insides that will probably look like something from the interior sets of “Tron: Legacy.”