Rumors have surfaced that Apple has acquired the firm that developed sensor technology for the Microsoft's Xbox Kinect, but the news may have been leaked before the deal was finalized, according to one tech expert.
Israeli news site Calcalist and several tech news sites have reported that Apple acquired technology company PrimeSense, and with it, gesture recognition technology which Microsoft licensed to use in its Xbox Kinect game console add-on.
Apple has not responded to a request for comment. PrimeSense told CNBC that it won't comment on rumors, but it is focused on "building a prosperous company" and bringing its 3-D sensing technology to the mass market.
"It sounds like somebody wanted to spike the football a little bit early there. We don't know for sure what the terms of the arrangement are, but there are lots of reasons for Apple to want to acquire a company like this," said Dan Costa, editor-in-chief of PCMag.com.