PrimeSense has gone on to make smaller sensors and its Capri model is said to be perfectly sized for mobile devices. Apple could be considering using PrimeSense technology in the Apple iPhone. There are rumors that Amazon will be offering a smartphone with a number of cameras and sensors to offer 3D gesture and eye tracking capabilities. This device is rumored to be coming during the second quarter of next year, and Apple might want to combat this with similar features on an upcoming iPhone.
Apple has a habit of quickly assimilating new technology purchases into future models of its iconic smartphone. The company bought biometrics firm AuthenTec for $356 million in July 2012 which led to the Touch ID feature on the Apple iPhone 5s. In April 2010, Apple bought SIRI Inc. which led to the introduction of the virtual voice activated personal assistant with the Apple iPhone 4s.