Apple Acquires PrimeSense - Contract Nearly Signed

According to the latest rumors, Apple acquires an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. The negotiations that started in July now seem to be nearly over - there’s only one legal issue left to be solved. As to the price of acquisition, it is approximately $345 million.

Some words about PrimeSense - it’s a company that created a 3D body sensing system, the one, which is used in Microsoft’s Kinect sensor. But why would the company from Cupertino need such a technology? Well, as noted by MacRumors,

Apple has expressed interest in Kinect-like motion control of such products as appliances and vehicle instrumentation, but the main area where the company has been rumored to be using the technology is in television. Reports have indicated that Apple is looking at Kinect-like motion control for its future television set, although the project is said to be seeing continuing delays due to difficult content negotiations with Apple shifting its near-term focus to wearables such as the "iWatch".

Looks like soon we shall see Apple’s own Kinect-like body sensing system.

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Written by Andrey

Monday, November 18, 2013. 2:20

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