Just a few days ago we heard Apple was in the final stages of buying out PrimeSense, the company that developed the technology behind the first Xbox Kinect, and now that deal has reportedly been completed. From AllThingsD:
Apple has completed its acquisition of PrimeSense, the Israel-based company focused on 3-D sensor technology, for a price sources said was around $360 million. Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed the PrimeSense deal with the boilerplate comment the company typically provides when news of one of its acquisitions leaks: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
The comment from Apple PR isn't in any way surprising, since it's the same response the media receives any time Apple completes an acquisition. The final total of $360 million is higher than earlier reports suggested, if true, but the deal has been on the cards for some time now.
Microsoft has since moved away from PrimeSense technology for the new Xbox One Kinect, and this acquisition is bound to fuel the fires of the Apple Television rumor mills. With sophisticated motion sensing technology there's so much Apple could do with new and existing products, and likely just as many things we can't yet imagine.
So, the deal is done, what would you like to see Apple do with the technology it's just acquired?