Once again, 3D sensor manufacturer PrimeSense denies that it has been bought by Apple

Once again, 3D sensor manufacturer PrimeSense denies that it has been bought by Apple
For the second time this year, a rumor from an Israeli publication called Calcalist reported that Apple had purchased PrimeSense. And for the second time this year, the alleged suitor shot down the rumor. On Saturday, the published report out of Israel had Cupertino based Apple paying $345 million for the company that developed the technology that is used with the Microsoft Kinect system.

The 3D sensors made by the Israeli company allow a person to control a device by waving his hand in the air. The report says that the deal was scheduled to be signed and then announced at the beginning of the month, but was delayed by legal issues involving the company's unnamed partners.

Back in July, the same Israeli publication published a story that Apple was about to close on the purchase of PrimeSense for a price between $280 million and $300 million. The paper reported that both Samsung and Sony were also sniffing around the company.

In a statement released to Business Insider today, PrimeSense said it does not comment on rumors and called the story a recycled rumor.


source: Calcalist (translated) via BusinessInsider

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18 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple just admit you plan to use air gestures lol. No biggie.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Then we can listen to all the rabid Apple fans who called air gestures on the S4 a gimmick and stupid scream from whiplash as they suddenly decide its the bees knees. Especially over at BGR.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not this one. It's useless on android, it's useless on iOS.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You're not rabid.

7. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Air Gestures are literally useless. And no, I'm not biased against Apple on this one. Even when the GS4 was released I saw that it was a gimmick, the type of thing you show to your friends once and turn it off, never to be used again.

8. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

They wouldn't be such a gimmick if they worked better. Scrolling and hand gestures are hit and miss on my Note 3, same as they were on my S4, and you have to use the Samsung browser for the scrolling, which sucks.

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

+1 to all four above.

14. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

@ 8. Napalm_3nema You DON'T HAVE Note 3 iBoy. Nice try to fool us though. (old iTrick) Well , we know that only Apple can make it "right" and "just work". So take it easy, and go back to your cave.

11. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

You are not....... what? Remember what you said? "Yep, I'd rather have a working phone with no updates than a broken with with updates...(unlike the iPhone 4/4s and iPad 2)"

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Really? Well I dont own s4 or note3 but I have tried this feature and it work fine, no problem at all... may be those people having problem, cant use it properly... I remember my university time class mate who studied with me for 4 years but he was never able to operate MS word, so should I consider MS word a gimmick just bcoz some people has learning difficulty disorder

13. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

No. Just commom Israeli stock tricks. Better ask about Apple's "liqid metal" magic-purchase. LOL

18. Ashoaib

Posts: 3260; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Samsung should file patents for air gesture, motion slide, simultaneous shot and other features which it introduced in note series

2. stealthd unregistered

That doesn't exactly sound like a denial. Sounds like it could happen but the negotiations are still ongoing.

3. mturby unregistered

Apple needs someone like Jobs, Tim can't Cook good.

5. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

*well

4. goldy

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

good apple

12. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

Apple, Now You True Samsung Followers :)

16. spectrums

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

3d sensors??? thats is Big Gimmick :) Apple Only Buy Inovations, Not Create Inovations :) R.I.P Apple Iphone :)

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