Infographic: Apple's Biggest Acquisitions
For example, FaceID, the technology that allows users to unlock their iPhone X just by looking at it, stems from Apple’s M&A moves in chips and computer vision, including acquisitions of companies like PrimeSense , RealFace , and Faceshift .
The cash-rich tech giant has continued writing checks amid 2020’s volatile market, snapping up edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai (in a deal valued at $200M), weather app Dark Sky , speech recognition startup Voysis , and VR event streaming company NextVR ($100M valuation) in the first few months of the year.
1. Beats Electronics ($3B, 2014) is Apple’s largest acquisition to date. This transaction saw Apple acquire both Beats Music, the subscription streaming music service, and Beats Electronics, which makes headphones, speakers, and audio software. This acquisition reportedly aimed to boost Apple’s music services by bringing in Beats Electronics executives.
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