After all the rumors surrounding Apple and PrimeSense, the Cupertino-based giant has finally confirmed its acquisition of the Israeli company, which is best known for its 3D sensor technology and powering up Microsoft Kinect. All Things D is claiming that Apple paid $360 million for the acquisition. Recent report by Reuters suggested the deal at $345 million. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
Apple s spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed the acquisition in the company’s usual manner and commented that, Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans. The company had given similar statement for its acquisitions happened earlier.
PrimeSense s sensor technology was earlier used on Microsoft s first-gen Kinect but now uses its in-house sensor technology for the latest generation models. It has been rumored that next generation iPhone could have motion gesture based commands and that’s where this acquisition could come handy.