Kinect "Inventors" Get Bought By Apple

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Israeli company PrimeSense, who did a lot of the heavy lifting in the design of the original Kinect, have been bought out. Not by Microsoft, but by Apple.


"Sources" tell website All Things D that the deal went through for around $360 million. While Apple isn't commenting on why the company was bought, if iOS device (or at least Mac) cameras don't start shipping with 3D capabilities in the next few years, something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.


You might think this is terrible news for Microsoft, but it's not; while PrimeSense were instrumental in the design of the Xbox 360's Kinect, the Xbox One's camera was conceived and built entirely in-house at Microsoft.

Apple Confirms Acquisition of 3-D Sensor Startup PrimeSense [All Things D]

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