Apple reportedly tried to buy Leap Motion multiple times

Apple has offered to buy the augmented-reality startup, Leap Motion “multiple times, most recently in the spring of 2018,” according to Business Insider, quoting unnamed “people familiar with the matter.”

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Those folks said the figure discussed was between $30 million and $50 million. However, negotiations fell through just days before the deal was to be closed. Why? Michael Buckwald and David Holz, Leap’s co-founders, didn’t want to join Apple’s team and the latter said Apple was no longer innovative and that its tech “sucked,” per Business Insider.

Leap Motion's Leap, a 3D motion control device for the Mac and Windows, provides a glimpse into a Minority Report scenario of gesture computing. The $69.99 Leap doesn't take up much space on your desk. It's just over three inches long, an inch wide and less than a half-inch thick. You can read my review here.