Sometimes Apple acquires companies without telling anyone, which is due to the company not being forced to disclose information with the Securities and Exchange Commission if they aren’t big-name firms. Two  of the companies that have now been confirmed to be in that last are ones called BroadMap and Catch.

Both of which were confirmed after 9to5mac first reported the news earlier today, after they were purchased months ago.

Apple confirmed the acquisition with their usual statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”

BroadMap will be used in order to improve Apple’s own mapping technologies, whilst Catch will likely improve their text-input applications as it was a note-taking application before it was shut down.

Source: AllThingsD

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