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An astonishingly detailed profile of Apple’s design head Jony Ive that was published last week by The New Yorker makes an interesting side note about an upcoming Star Wars movie.

According to the article, director J.J. Abrams said Ive made “very specific” suggestions about lightsaber design for Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.

The quote prompted 3D artist Martin Hajek to come up with a batch of renderings showcasing his amusing depiction of a Jony Ive-fied Star Wars lightsaber.

Apple’s famed industrial designer reportedly told Abrams the weapon could be redesigned to be “more analog and more primitive” because, in that way, it would look “somehow more ominous.”

Indeed, the inaugural trailer for the upcoming movie features a brief depiction of a cloaked figure in a dark forest wielding a two-handed longsword with a cross guard, as seen top of post.

Here’s the trailer.

And now, check out Hajek’s renderings below.

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Note the “Designed by Apple in Tatooine” tagline.

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It would have a multi-touch enabled interface of its own.

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And be Lightning-enabled.

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Available in Space Gray and Gold!

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Of course, it’d be beautifully packaged like this.

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Here’s a related passage from journalist Ian Parker’s must-read profile of Jony Ive for The New Yorker:

Ive once sat next to J. J. Abrams at a boozy dinner party in New York, and made what Abrams recalled as “very specific” suggestions about the design of lightsabres. Abrams told me that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” would reflect those thoughts, but he wouldn’t say how.

Abrams is friends with Ive, whose long list of celebrity friends includes the likes of Bono, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Martin, Stephen Fry and many others.

“After all – it is a weapon for a more civilized age,” remarked Hajek, who created these gorgeous renderings. “Now with a lanyard,” he added jokingly.

More renderings are available at the source link below.

Source: Martin Hajek

  • Shiny.

    • TinyTot

      CNet tested one of these… But the lightsabre shutdown during a sabre fight because iTunes login popped up… The tester consequently died when his opponent seized the opportune moment.

  • El Matador

    Ok I’ll say it. iDildo.


    • dudeimmexican

      Tim Cook will be the first one in line

      • Jason Baroni

        and the Samsung’s CEO, the second

      • coLin

        Is he gay, or why do you say that?

      • Jason Baroni

        He is gayer than Tim Cook, as Samsung always tries to be.

      • GustaMusta

        No, Samsung will duplicate & create a much bigger one for themselves 😛

  • jilex

    Knowing that the light saber is handmade by every Jedi and Sith, this mass-produced looking thing takes away the essence of the weapon 🙁

  • Derp

    Price: £Arm+Leg

    • Digitalfeind

      Bad Anakin joke.

    • neez

      Here, have the internet. You won it today!

  • Agru

    Battery life: 2.5 seconds

    • At least it’ll have the lightning connector 2 for a super fast charge time of 2.5 minutes.

      • Juschan

        yes and fast music sync so u can hear ur favorite beatles song while killing

  • SMH

    RAM: 1GB

  • Craig Melville

    TouchID to unlock and start the iSaber is positioned in the wrong place could end up with many dead Sith especially if they hold it the wrong way! 😛

    • eigenlaut

      …you are holding it wrong

  • Dev

    Can’t wait for the iDestruction jailbreak tweak that lets you extend the iSaber to insane lengths and retract it back at the speed of light causing mass destruction all over.

  • Marijan

    looks like dildo 😀

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  • Rares

    “Designed to cut your wallet in half.”

  • Franklin Richards

    Lightsabers didn’t really need to be recharged… but I guess this is an Apple product. Nightly charges before you cut off someones arm the next day. Stuffed if you get attacked at night after a days fight.

  • Med Mohamed

    can we jailbreak it

  • Jason Baroni

    Jony’s idea for this saber was it could be something “primitive”, so it would never look like these mockups lol

  • TotallySerious

    And you’ll be able to jailbreak it to change the saber length and colour!..or just wait till the iSaber 10 till apple adds those features

  • Dan

    How’s the battery life on that thing? Needs a mophie case?

  • Analyst

    I heard that some of these are defective and many people have complained of L shaped iSabers #bendgate2 is trending on Twitter.

  • f1ght3r

    I want this!!!

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    I dont care if its fake, take my money!!!

  • James G

    Hilarious and great mockup that is complete from product to packaging!

  • Dante Arellano

    Fuckk looks like a lesbo fancy sex toy

  • coLin

    “Only available in US”. No intergalactic availability???

  • n0ahcruz3

    Dont tell me this thing still stuck in 8 fcking megapixels ?! Lmao

  • Linton Findlay

    People have too much time on their hands

  • Mark Tesch

    It’ll need a Lifeproof case for, you know, when it rains or for when you need to battle underwater.

  • Alejandro Maximo Marez

    I wonder if it would have a stand-alone vibrate setting?