Apple has reportedly acquired PrimeSense, the company behind the Xbox Kinect's 3D-sensor technology, for $345 million, according to a new report.
That said, Primesense seems to be denying the acquisition rumor, so it's not 100% sure if the deal is real or just a rumor (again).
PrimeSense, is the company behind the Xbox Kinect's 3D-sensor technology.
Microsoft recently went with different tech for Xbox One but Apple can still use this technology, in fact they need some options here. This makes a good move for acquiring such expertise and ability.
This gives Apple the ability to z-depth measure which would fit nicely with Apple TV (allowing us to control the TV without remotes but also interact and play games with gestures).
Future iterations might (will likely) make it into laptops and even mobiles. It would be incredibly useful for mobile shape detection, Augmented Reality, mobile mapping (point clouds), and of course Gesture recognition.