Apple Working On iOS Controller?


Posted April 2, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

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Apple might be working on a controller for iPhones, iPod touches and iPads, which would end one of the major problems with using those devices as gaming consoles.

The news comes from AnandTech, where writers Vivek Gowri & Anand Lal Shimpio post: 

"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 equaling the performance of current game consoles, I feel like the controller problem must be addressed."

Apple's official line in the past has always been that touch-screens work fine for gaming, but any actual experience with iOS games shows this not to be the case. The most successful games on iOS, if you ask me, are ones that involve tapping, tilting and otherwise using the control schemes that are native to iOS devices, where in traditional games, where you control the movement of pixels on the screen, tend to not work as well, because my fat fingers block all on-screen action.

While keeping their devices simple and elegant is Apple's whole strategy, a separate, totally optional controller would be a great idea for gamers who are looking for something a little deeper than Fruit Ninja.

Source: Anandtech

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Apple Working On iOS Controller?


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