Rumour: Apple Working On Official iPad Controller


This would be brilliant. Everyone’s rushing around stumbling over PS4 and Xbox 720 and – hello – in comes Apple with an official controller for the iPad and iPhone.

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dedicatedtogamers2446d ago (Edited 2446d ago )

It would be brilliant to tote around a controller that's as big as your iPhone? And with no dedicated developer support...

If anyone is "rushing around stumbling over" anything, it's this nonsense that iOS is a solid gaming platform. It's okay. It's a distraction. It's a fun, little playground for when you don't feel like playing real games on handhelds/consoles/PC.

C'mon, if you can name more than 5 worthwhile "iOS exclusives" that are still exclusive to iOS, I would be surprised. It's simply a matter of quality: yeah, you have a ton of games, but a ton of them...well, let's just say there's a reason they only cost $.99.

Emilio_Estevez2446d ago

Very true, adding a controller certainly limits portability, one of the only advantages the iPad has on consoles.

bakasora2445d ago

A deal breaker for me.

Titanz2446d ago

HDTV's have "computer-to-tv" connections.

Let's see what happens.

Rainstorm812446d ago

If they do it will be 50-100$ and still lack quality exclusives to define the platform....unless apple starts buying up studios .... but even then Apple's current idea of gaming doesnt fit my preference.

One thing is guaranteed though if Apple makes a controller, the media will be much worse than what they are now in comparing the Ipad to everything gaming, and the worst thing is......controllers on tablets isnt a new thing....SMH

adorie2446d ago

I'd keep an eye on Apple, if they wanted to, they could buy a large chunk of the gaming industry. I believe what I am saying too. They are sitting on a mountain of cash, and even with them buying back their stock, they have enough cash to push their way in to this industry.

I'm no Apple fan or anything, but I realize their control and decisions have a rippling impact within certain areas of business.

Moncole2446d ago

There are already controller for it but hardly any games support it.

karlowma2446d ago

Meanwhile, Android users are already playing games with PS3 controllers via Bluetooth. Apple, of course, doesn't want your grubby hands on anything that wasn't made by Apple, so they will make this controller and charge you $150 for it, no doubt.

Baka-akaB2446d ago

So basically people convinced themselves tablets were awesome (i do feel the same mind you , with limited uses for it) because so light , so thin , so much more portable than portable pcs , only to be later amazed by ludicrous stuff like plugging a whole dock for a keyboard and now a pad ?

Ok then , good job

karlowma2446d ago

Versatility is a good thing, really. Why would you judge a product (or it's consumers) negatively on being useful in more and different ways? One good thing about modular tech is that it's up to you whether you buy the accessories or not.

Baka-akaB2446d ago (Edited 2446d ago )

I probably expressed myself badly , not saying it aint a good thing . I'm just having fun at seeing people falling for trends rather than actually caring for versatility .

Look at the above article , it's already getting amazed at the option , but where are the games ? Let's just play onlive , dead space lite and that gears of war clone ep 2 ?

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