Apple set to buy Kinect technology for £185m
Apple is set to drop £185m on Kinect-style technology by buying the company behind Microsoft's arm-waving gaming.
Apple is set to drop £185m on-style technology, according to new reports.
Probably the most likely candidate in the Apple portfolio to be Kinect-ed up is Apple TV -- or rather Apple's . Inevitably -- but problematically, -- dubbed iTV, the hotly-anticipated Apple take on TV could be controlled by hand gestures if the buy goes ahead.
Israel-based company PrimeSense is involved in the sensor technology that powers the arm-flailing Kinect, which reads your movements and translates it into movement or control in the game you're playing.
Microsoft was happy to license the technology from PrimeSense for Kinect, but Apple is having none of that carry-on. With a, Apple is set to fork out for the whole kit and caboodle instead.
If Apple does assimilate PrimeSense into the fruit-flavoured Cupertino collective, it's unclear what that'll mean for other companies licensing PrimeSense tech, such as Asus, iRobot and many more.
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