During Apple’s WWDC keynote, the business exposed that it’d begin supporting MFi (Created iPhone) licensed games controllers. Since then, new information have emerged, suggesting that Apple is preparing to partner with both Logitech and MOGA to deal with the controllers.
Apple has so far provided reference images showing 2 various controller types, one that’s a standalone handheld controller and another that’s an iPhone enclosure. Kotaku today published an image of the latter controller type, which the site says has been produced by Logitech.
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With Steve Jobs no longer around to tell us these things are not classy enough for his device, it appears we will finally get a proper gamepad for the iOS this year. This will be one of them, made by Logitech.
Cannot inform you who provided it to us or where it was seen, however we can attest this image’s authenticity. The controller is large enough to fit an iPhone 5. When iOS 7 introduces third-party controller support in the fall we will see this thing, plus a bunch of others, most likely. Apple evidently won’t be making its own.
The image, which illustrates exactly what’s probably a very early prototype, reveals a joystick on the left side of the controller with a set of buttons on the right side. It looks fairly slim, and also sports a lightning connector. As our sister website TouchArcade mentions, offered the flourishing iPhone and iPad accessory market, this is just the first of many controllers that’ll likely strike the market later this fall.