Apple confirms purchasing PrimeSense

Following weeks of rumors, Apple confirmed that it had completed the acquisition of PrimeSense, the Israeli start-up specializing in 3D sensors.

Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed the deal to AllThingsD: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

A PrimeSense spokeswoman said: “We can confirm the deal with Apple. Further than that, we cannot comment at this stage.”

No amount has been provided but reports talked about a transaction of $350 or $360 million.

The PrimeSense technology allows 3D view using sensors and has already been used by Microsoft in its Kinect sensor for the Xbox console.