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Episode VII lightsaber inspired by Apple?

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Andy

While we haven't seen much of The Force Awakens yet, one thing we have seen is the highly controversial cross-guard lightsaber wielded by the mysterious cloaked figure currently known to us only by a brief segment of the teaser trailer, and his name: Kylo Ren.

In an interview with the New Yorker, Apple's chief designer Jonathan Ive has recalled a dinner party conversation he attended with Star Wars director JJ Abrams where the topic of conversation turned towards lightsaber design.

It was just a conversation... I thought it would be interesting if it were less precise, and just a little bit more spitty... more analog and more primitive, and I think, in that way, somehow more ominous.

It's unknown as to how influential Ive's suggestion to Abrams was, but if anybody was going to design a more sinister looking lightsaber it would be Apple. ;)

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Bad furday

If Johnathan I've and Apple designed a light saber handle, it'd be one piece of extruded aluminum that fits over a core and base containing the power cells and crystal. ...and only have one button that's nearly flush with the rest of the outer case ;)

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Mara

And cost ten times more than a regular lightsaber. ;p

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