AppleInsider has uncovered a new Apple patent for generating and manipulating 3D objects using 3D gesture inputs,” Louis Bedigian reports Benzinga.

“In short, Apple theorizes that users could interact with a touch-sensitive device (such as an iPad) by performing various hand gestures above the screen,” Bedigian reports. “This could prove to be Apple’s answer to Kinect.”

Bedigian reports, “Apple is thought to be interested in acquiring PrimeSense, the company responsible for Kinect’s technology… This patent seems to confirm Apple’s interest in motion technology. Many believe that it could be essential to the Mac maker’s plans to build a television set.”

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