Apple Introducing Physical Game Controller for iPhone!

By on April 3, 2012

Apple knows how to attract smartphone lovers to its iPhone and introduces fresh and new features in every iPhone update to make its smartphone highly distinguished and completely versatile from the handsets of its rival companies. According to a full account on Apple’s iPad posted by Anandtech today, the company is going to introduce a Physical Game Controller for its next iOS products especially iPhone. The site notes that they have discovered this info from an internal Apple project to make its iPad and iPhone almost equal to existing gaming consoles.

icade for ios devicesION’s iCade (Image Courtesy: Toucharcade)

I know of an internal Apple project to bring a physical controller to market, but whether or not it will ever see the light of day remains to be seen. As smartphones and tablets come close to equalling the performance of current game consoles, I feel like the controller problem must be addressed.

Apple is certainly not the one and only company working for introducing physical game controller for iPhone and iPod Touch; many other 3rd party companies those are also interested in such a gaming device e.g. iControlPad that is going to be launched in near future. Moreover, Ion Audio’s iCade is another device that offers iOS users to attach it with their devices to play games with physical buttons and controls just like a gaming console. Noticeably, Apple has also applied for a patent for a device just alike this one.

Another worthy point to be noted in this regard is the usage of 3rd party game controllers which only offer keyboard emulation over Bluetooth instead of full fledged dock-supporting accessories.

It has been also reported that Apple is, in fact, encouraging these third party controller makers for discovering its own fully functional official dock-connector game controllers for iOS devices, however, it is really amazing why Apple is delaying its project concerning to game controllers.

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