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Apple acquired the camera tech company LinX

Apple acquired the small camera technology company LinX Computational Imaging Ltd. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Cupertino giant paid about $20 million for the Israel-based company.

LinX specializes in making ultra-compact camera sensors for slim smartphones. The company’s creations can capture 2D images, as well as 3D information, which can be utilized to deliver a number of special effects after capture.

Acquiring such company means that Apple plans to bring the development of its mobile devices’ camera hardware in-house. Currently, the company uses Sony sensors for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus much like most other heavyweights in the business.

As is the case with most of its small acquisitions, Apple refused to provide an official comment on the matter.

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