Apple has reportedly bought small Italian startup Redmatica, a company that specializes in making digita music-editing apps that all run on the Mac.
The news comes from an Italian blog, which did some digging and found a document from Italian communications regulator AGCOM that seems to prove that Cupertino purchased the start-up.
Why? No one knows, but obviously it has to do with music. Redmatica is a small company that makes revenue of less than €100,000 per year, with an income of a paltry €26,000. That’s small potatoes, and Apple likely picked them up for a song.
None the less, Redmatica has a number of apps Cupertino could potentially be interested in, including Kaeymap Pro, an editor for sampled instruments.
Techcrunch speculates the real reason that Apple bought Redmatica is for an aqui-hire: looking for talent and tech to help beef up Logic Pro and GarageBand.
We’ve reached out to Apple for comment.