50°
Submitted by VirtualKatz 847d ago | article

iOS Gamepad in Development, Next iPad the Apple Console That's Been Rumored?

Virtual Katz Writes: The rumor mill has been swirling for years that Apple would be jumping into the console race with a similar device to the upcoming Steambox. Well, it seems that the possibility of the rumor coming to light maybe closer than we all think. According to Computerandvideogames.com, at the Game Developers Conference just last week, Apple took time to meet with developers and inform them that they are in the process of developing a official gamepad for the iOS operating system. The news isn’t surprising considering even Samsung showed off the gamepad that they are releasing for use with the next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S series phone. On top of that, the other swirling rumors of the next iPad being shown off at a press event this month, only pays homage to the development cycle for new accessories which at that point, is not all that shocking. What may come as more of a surprise is the possibility that the controller could have bigger implications on the next iPad and it’s overall capabilities. (Apple, Dev, iPad, iPhone, Mobile)

kikoano  +   846d ago
Its what valve were afraid apple in gameing its even worse than microsoft and sony.
iGamerZero24  +   846d ago
Would love to see Apple add a Controler for the serious gamer
kikoano  +   846d ago
Why not add usb plug and you can plug everyting but no apple just wants money and console os(close system that dont have freedom)just look android what can community do with it.
Satish13  +   842d ago
If you want Android features, get an Android.
Apple has a lot more on their plate to focus in then any other company. The reason why there is no usb port on there iPad is because a usb is almost as thin as an iPad fitting it in just wouldn't work. Not only that but it would compromise design as well as affect battery usage. I'd personally rather wait for a wireless solution.
Basically, its not a necessary thing, we just want it.
The way Apple works is it used iOS to inspire Android and then observes what people want and try to do. And a lot of stuff comes out, but the ones that stay are what Apple will then focus on to bring back to their own product. of course if you don't want to wait or just can't stand it, then don't ever buy into it.
Its never as simple as it looks. Every decision made has its sacrifices and reasons.
Morgue  +   846d ago
I tried playing a couple of shooter type games on my iPhone.

Horrible.
Pillsbury1  +   846d ago
Why doesn't apple just use an add on case like the wikipad? The sole reason I don't like gaming on my iphone is no buttons. I love my ps vita for serious gaming, nothing will replace dedicated game machines.
Ness619  +   845d ago
This rumor has already been debunked a hundred times on several different websites. Get this crap off of here

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

F1 2015 - first look at the PC version reveals a mess

16m ago - Team VVV writes: "Straight from the off Alan noticed the viewpoint felt a little off and the fram... | PC
40°

Hustle Kings: Snooker Expansion Now Available

43m ago - New expansion for Hustle Kings now available for free. | PS4
Ad

Warhammer: Arcane Magic Comes to iOS

Now - Test your tactics against legendary foes! | Promoted post
30°

Nutjitsu: Reforged (PS4) Review - Push Square

43m ago - Push Square: "The fact that Nutjitsu: Reforged started life as a phone game is plain to see right... | PS4
40°

God of War III Remastered Review: Vengeance at 60FPS | The Koalition

44m ago - Gary Swaby at The Koalition writes: God of War III was a big hit back in 2010, and it did a lot t... | PS4
40°

The Swindle - Expansive

1h ago - The Swindle gives you 100 days to become the best thief you could possibly be so that you can att... | PC