Apple Buys Flash Memory Maker Anobit
Apple today revealed that it has purschased an Israeli company called Anobit, which makes controllers for memory components. Apple did not provide the terms of the deal. Apple is the world's largest consumer of memory products. Reports of the sale first surfaced last month.
Apple Buys Database Startup
Apple has acquired a Virginia-based startup called FoundationDB. The company develops efficient database technology that can be used to process information at extremely high speeds at very low costs.
Apple's HomeKit Platform Sees First Consumer Products
The first wave of HomeKit-enabled devices are reaching the market today. HomeKit is Apple's platform for controlling select aspects of the home from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
Apple Buys Another Navigation Company
Apple confirmed that it has acquired a small, high-precision navigation company called Coherent Navigation. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time," said the company in a statement, "and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Apple did not say when it bought Coherent, and neither did it say how much it paid for the company.
Apple Halts WatchOS 3.1.1 After Reports of Bricking
Apple has ceased pushing the watchOS 3.1.1 update to users after reports surfaced of the software rendering some Apple Watch Series 2 devices unusable. "A very small number of Apple Watch customers experienced an issue while installing watchOS 3.1.1, so as a precaution we've pulled back the software update," explained Apple.
Apple Scoops Up Mapsense
Apple has purchased a small mapping company called Mapsense, reports Re/Code. Apple paid between $25 million and $30 million for the San Francisco-based firm, which "builds tools for analyzing and visualizing location data." The company's 12-person team will be folded into Apple's Cupertino headquarters.