At the WWDC Keynote last week, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi announced that iOS 7 SDK will includes more than 1500 new APIs for developers including support for MFi (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) game controllers.
The APIs will finally allow accessory manufacturers to create game controllers for Apple’s iOS devices. According to rumors, Apple is working with Logitech and MOGA to produce game controllers for iOS devices.
Kotaku has posted an image, which it claims is of the iOS game controller manufactured by Logitech.
With Steve Jobs no longer around to tell us these things aren’t elegant enough for his device, it appears we’ll finally get a proper gamepad for the iOS this year. This will be one of them, made by Logitech.
Also touched-on during today’s WWDC keynote, iOS 7 will include support for third-party game controllers when it releases this fall. It’s… Read…
Can’t tell you who gave it to us or where it was seen, but we can vouch for 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’ll see this thing, plus a bunch of others, probably.
Back in March, there was rumors that Apple will launch its own game controller for iOS devices, however well-connected Apple blogger, Jim Dalrymple had categorically refuted it. Kotaku also reports that Apple is not working on its own game controller for iOS devices.
Are you excited about the possibility of Apple approved game controllers for iOS devices?