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Apple confirms acquisition of 3D sensor company (update)

Apple has confirmed the purchase of 3D sensor and chip developer, PrimeSense, the company who assisted in the development Xbox 360's Kinect motion control peripheral, All Things D and The Financial Times reports.

"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans," an Apple spokesperson told the publications, the company's standard statement confirming acquisitions.

According to Calcalist early last week, Apple bought the company for $345 million. At the time, All Things D sources said that the deal snagged on legal issues such as "liquidity preferences" and wasn't expected to be finalized until the end of last week.

In July, Calcalist reported that Apple offered $280 million for the Tel-Aviv-based company after discussions of integrating PrimeSense's technology in Apple's products. PrimeSense's 3D-scanning technology was used in the Kinect for the Xbox 360 following a partnership with Microsoft.

Polygon has reached out to PrimeSense for more information.

Update: "We can confirm the deal with Apple," a PrimeSense spokesperson told Polygon. "Further than that, we cannot comment at this stage."

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