How Did Apple Let Kinect Slip Through Its Fingers?Sam Biddle11/05/10 5:40pmFiled to: AppleKinectInon berachaPrimeSense5741EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink The year is 2008. Inon Beracha, CEO of the company that engineered the brain of what is now Microsoft's shiny Kinect, is trying to find a buyer for the miracle tech. He tried Apple. No dice. Why? It was complicated.Even two years ago, in its demo form, the PrimeSense sensor that powers Kinect was enormously impressive. So Beracha jetted to Silicon Valley to drum up interest. His first stop? Apple. "It was the most natural place for the technology."