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Apple could be making a 'physical game controller' for iOS devices, according to report

Discussion in 'Mobile Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Apr 3, 2012.

By GaryOPA on Apr 3, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    GaryOPA Master Phoenix Admin Staff Member Top-Dog Brass

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    Could this 'project' ever see the light of day?


    According to a 'review' by website AnandTech, Apple is 'designing' a physical game controller for iOS devices...

    Seems AnandTech knows something we don't. In their New iPad review, they said Apple is making a physical game controller for iOS devices...

    However, they add the following: "whether or not it will ever see the light of day remains to be seen."

    With Google already supporting wired and wireless controllers for its Android OS, Apple could already be planning to implement something similar...

    This could be pretty big if true!

    NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5688/apple-ipad-2012-review/17
    NEWS SOURCE #2: http://www.computerandvideogames.co...ame-controller-for-ios-devices-report-claims/

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for this news story!


Discussion in 'Mobile Gaming World' started by GaryOPA, Apr 3, 2012.

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      p1nky Loyal Member

      Apr 30, 2006
      It would be about time, for many games touch screen just sucks. For some games touch screen is great but for games like FIFA this "virtual d-pad" sucks.
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      DEDDOA Loyal Member

      Sep 30, 2005
      Newport, South Wales
      I'd rather see a slide out Xperia Play type control than something that bloas out the stuff even further. Even a controll pad you can use wireless is a dire option especially on the phones/touch, built in controlls or just stick with the lame touchscreen controlls for 99% of the games that use it. I was never one for playing phone games beyond 5 or 10 minutes of the likes of tetris, or golf on my W960 as phone controlls even touch screen suck on most games, but havign a legit controller built into the phone on the Xperia Play has actually got me playing a lot more, ok maybe not overly more but now I want to finnish the level/track/course I am on instead of just switching off reguardless when I have anything better to do.

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