While the App Store has some great games, Apple realised that many games, especially ones that are ports of existing PC/console titles, aren’t made for touch controls. This is why, with iOS 7, the company added native support for game controllers.
It was earlier revealed that Apple is working with Logitech on an MFi (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) game controller, and today, images of the controller, named the Logitech Gamepad, were leaked by @evleaks.
As you see, the gamepad wraps around the iPhone exactly like a normal case does, except for the A, B, X, Y buttons, a D-pad and two shoulder buttons. As revealed in earlier diagrams, iOS 7 has provisions for a D-Pad, X, Y, A, B buttons as well as up to 4 shoulder buttons.
While there were ways to use game controllers with iOS games before, it’ll be much easier for game developers to add support for these controllers using standard APIs built by Apple.
One of the most common complaints with iPhone and iPod touch as portable gaming devices was the terrible game play in games that depended on D-pads. With this issue addressed now, would you start playing more games on your iPhone than on your PSP or 3DS?