According to Cult of Mac, Leander Kahney felt there was a really good chance for Kinect to belong to Apple. Inon Beracha, CEO of Israel-based PrimeSense, had developed a pretty cheap software and chip for 3D machine vision. Leander got a demo of this while on a flight from Europe to San Francisco. This was in June 2008. The technology looked as if it was a perfect-fit for a company like Apple. Of all things, this was cheap technology which you would probably use in your day-to-day life. So what really went wrong? Why do we call it the Microsoft Kinect?

No 'Kinect'-ion with Apple whatsoever
The answer lies within Apple again. With their eccentric attitude towards secrecy, Apple wanted Beracha to sign some “one-sided” legal agreements and NDAs.

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