Apple acquires developer of first-gen Kinect, PrimeSense

PrimeSense, developer of the first-generation Kinect for Xbox 360, has been acquired by Apple. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," a company spokesperson said.

The two companies were in talks as early as July, but only recently made the acquisition official. As AllThingsD reports, Apple could possibly use PrimeSense's motion technology in a rumored TV set or mobile devices.

Microsoft no longer works with PrimeSense. For Xbox One, the company developed its own motion sensing technology.