What you need to know
- Apple has acquired motion capture company IKinemia.
- Company filings and an insider confirmed the acquisition to MacRumors .
- IKinemia specializes in capturing real-time motion animation used for games and virtual reality.
Updated 10/4/19: Apple confirmed the acquisition of IKinemia in a statement to the Financial Times.
"Apple buys smaller companies from time to time, and we generally don't discuss our purpose or plans," Apple said, a statement it uses to confirm acquisitions.
Apple has reportedly acquired motion capture company IKinema. According to MacRumors, company filings and information shared from a reader provides evidence to suggest Apple scooped up the company.
In a document filed with the UK government, Apple lawyer Peter Denwood—who is in charge of Apple's international dealings—is named director of IKinema and lists the company's service address as One Apple Park Way.
IKenima is a motion capture company based out of the UK that captures animation technology that's used for games, virtual reality and more. It also developed technology that captures real-time motion animation of virtual characters.
The company has a YouTube video that's a highlight reel of some of the work it has done.
MacRumors notes that IKinemia's website and social network accounts have stopped working. Additionally, customers were not warned of a possible shutdown or sale and have been kept in the dark since early August. A person with inside information revealed the aquisition was confirmed in a Facebook Motion Capture group.
The acquisition of IKinemia could help Apple in its AR and VR projects as well as possibly even help it improve its True Depth camera technology that captures the movement of the face.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
On Apple and the FBI regarding privacy, from San Bernardino to Pensacola
We compare two of the most high-profile Apple news stories in recent memory.
Apple and Google accused of using market dominance to cripple competition
Sonos, Tile, Basecamp and PopSockets have all testified to a House antitrust committee, stating that big tech firms like Amazon, Apple and Google used their market dominance and bullying business tactics to crush competition.
Apple signs multi-year Apple TV+ deal with Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfous
Apple has signed a multi-year deal with Julia Louise-Dreyfus, formerly of Saturday Night Live and Seinfeld.
Have an Apple TV? You need a great TV to pair with it
The key to getting a great TV for your Apple TV is by getting a fantastic TV all around! Whether you have a big budget, small budget, lots of space, or no space, there's a perfect TV just waiting to be hooked up to your Apple TV.