Apple has purchased camera-tech company linx

Apple acquires Israeli Camera-Tech Company LinX

Sources familiar with the matter claim discussions between the two companies included an acquisition price of $20 million.

Apple has acquired LinX Imaging, a multi-lens DSLR-quality camera-tech Company which sells tiny camera sensors for mobiles and tablets.

This acquisition is said to have taken place at $20 million.

Although a formal acquisition statement has been given on The Wall Street Journal, the company is yet to reveal its core purpose behind the purchase.

Apple is currently using Sony camera sensors in its latest devices iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Camera features and photograph results are something Apple has always been conscious about.

Market experts are predicting even better cameras on Apple’s flagship phones.

LinX is known for its ultra slim mobile camera sensors that can take 2D images and collect 3D information to add extra effects. These sensors are not only smaller in size, but also have greater sensitivity to light, which enhances the quality of images in low light.

LinX Imaging launched a multi-aperture camera last year, which is half the height of normal mobile cameras.

Apple’s purchase of the Israel-based start-up is nothing usual, as it has made similar acquisitions in the past as well.