Apple Seeks Purchase of Kinect Sensor Maker PrimeSense

November 22, 2013

Apple may be interested in using 3D motion sensing in a future product. As originally reported by Israeli publication Calcalist, Cupertino is apparently seeking an acquisition of PrimeSense, the company behind the sensors in the first-generation Kinect. But while Calcalist stated the deal was more or less finished–at a price of $345 million–further reports say the talks are still ongoing.


A PrimeSense representative provided a statement to AllThingsD:

“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.”

Sources have claimed the deal could be finalized by the end of the week. PrimeSense created the 3D sensors in the original Kinect, but Microsoft has since moved on to different tech for the second version of the motion-sensing device included with the Xbox One.

How Apple plans to utilize the experience of PrimeSense remains a mystery, and so far, the company has refused to comment. PrimeSense recently announced the Capri, a smaller 3D sensor for use in mobile applications.

Matt Clark is a freelance writer covering the world of videogames, tech, and popular culture. Follow him on Twitter @ClarkMatt and MyIGN at Matt_Clark.

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