According to a New York Times report, the company bought the GPS start-up in an undisclosed deal. 

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company said in an email to NYT.

Earlier, Apple had acquired LinX, an Israeli camera tech company whose most recent offerings include multi-aperture camera models which can enable effects like background focus blur, parallax images and 3D picture capture.

The LinX acquisition was valued at around $20 million according to the Wall Street Journal, according to sources familiar with discussions between the two.

In 2013, Apple brought the Israel-based PrimeSense Ltd, a developer of chips that enable three-dimensional machine vision, for about USD 350 million.

PrimeSense's sensing technology, which gives digital devices the ability to observe a scene in three dimensions, was used to help power Microsoft's Xbox Kinect.

The PrimeSense deal makes it Apple's second purchase of an Israeli company. It bought flash storage chip maker Anobit in January 2012. PrimeSense's investors include Canaan Partners, Silver Lake, Gemini Israel Funds and Genesis Partners.

Meanwhile, US appeals court on Monday reversed part of the $930 million verdict that Apple Inc won in 2012 against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, saying the iPhone maker's trademark-related appearance could not be protected.
               
In a highly anticipated ruling stemming from the global smartphone wars, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., upheld the patent infringement violations found by a federal jury in a court in San Jose, California, as well as the damages awarded for those violations.
               
Out of the $930 million judgment against Samsung, the appeals court ordered the court in San Jose to reconsider the $382 million portion awarded for trade dress dilution.