Apple was offered Kinect before Microsoft
Apple's shot at Microsoft Kinect-style gaming device strangled by red tape.
The technology behind Microsoft's motion-tracking Kinect peripheral for Xbox 360 was apparently offered to Apple first, according to a report on CultofMac.
Before Kinectimals was even a twinkle in Steve Ballmer's eye, the developers of the technology, PrimeSense, were shopping around US companies with a view to taking the technology public. According to the report, Apple was at the top of a long list of names, as PrimseSense CEO Inon Beracha and his engineers felt "it was the most natural place for the technology".