Article written by Alex C.
Published on 02/04/2012 at 03:05 PM.
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.
Sure, it’s hardly official – basically a slightly throwaway comment as part of a review – but it’s starting to gain a little bit of traction now and – let’s be honest – this would really upset the applecart. If you’ll excuse the pun.
“While controller support in Android in its infancy at best, it’s more than iOS currently offers,” said the original author, Anand Lal Shimpi.
“I know of an internal Apple project to bring a physical controller to market, but whether or not it will ever see the light of day remains to be seen.”
I’ve played with the iCADE and it’s great, but an official one would garner much more developer support and would – finally – put a stop to the naysayers who think touch controls were invented by some hideous underworld entity.