Earlier today, Israeli news source Calcalist reported that Apple acquired PrimeSense over the weekend. PrimeSense, Israeli 3D sensing company, helped Microsoft develop the original Kinect sensor.
The reported deal went down for $345 million and would implement motion-sensing in Apple’s future products, specifically Apple TV according to the report. In a statement to the TheNextWeb, A PrimeSense representative released the following statement to TheNextWeb:
“PrimeSense is the leading 3D technology in the market. We are focused on building a prosperous company while bringing 3D sensing and Natural Interaction to the mass market in a variety of markets such as interactive living room and mobile devices. We do not comment on what any of our partners, customers or potential customers are doing and we do not relate to rumors or re-cycled rumors.”
Could we see Apple incorporating motion-sensing technology in its current lineup or introduce it in the long-awaited Apple Television? Perhaps games developed for OS X could also make use of the motion-sensing technology.