Apple (AAPL – Free Report) is planning to expand its footprint in the Augmented Reality (AR) space, primarily through acquisitions. To ramp up its efforts, the company has acquired several smaller firms like SensoMotoric, Flyby Media, Emotient, TupleJump, Turi, Metaio, PrimeSense and Lattice DataInc.
Apple also acquired Akonia Holographics, a manufacturer of lenses for AR glasses, fueling speculations that it is foraying into the wearable AR glasses space. Reportedly, it also partnered with renowned lens maker Carl Zeiss in this regard.
Moreover, Apple has reportedly acquired a Danish computer vision start up, Spektral, for an estimated $30 million, per TechCrunch.
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