Rumour: Apple Buying Kinect-Inventors PrimeSense

By Gerald Lynch on at

Rumour has it that Apple is deep into talks to buy PrimeSense, which produces—and licenses—the gesture-based technology behind Microsoft's Kinect. Fancy giving your MacBook a wave?

The 3D sensor team has claimed that the latest reports are merely a "recycled rumour", following similar whisperings in July. However, with a stonking $345/£214 million offer from the Cupertino company said to be floating around, you cant help but wonder how long PrimeSense would be willing to cling onto its independence in the face of such figures (should such an offer prove real, of course). [Wall Street Journal via AllThingsD via TechCrunch]