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.