GamePad for 2012 iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
It seems like Apple are planning a DualShock-Style GamePad in 2012 for most of their hardware, which could include an iMac, Apple TV, and many iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad. This news comes thanks to an Apple patent that has surfaced online this week, and by viewing the of design the controller you may feel this looks more that just familiar.
The likes of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo might be look upon this controller as something they have seen before and Game Revolution reports on Apple patenting the dual-shock-style game controller and that a few added touches will be expected to stop it from resembling a DualShock too much. In relation to the Apple TV, this could be a simple way to turn it into a games console with an upgrade, and technically already can play iOS games over airplay.
At present, core gamers are not overly interested with the iOS games and this is due to the lack of buttons that restricts the gameplay, but the controller could change things drastically. Showing ways to link up this feature we can see that this will be able to connect to an iPhone/iPod Touch, so the expectation of the iPad is not far from our thoughts, as the connection is shown to be wireless, using Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and NFC tags, rather than a cable.
If this becomes an eventuality, we can see this causing an impact on the gaming world as Apple is a massive company now, which many people respect so we can see this being an accessory that could be enticing for the casual gamer. Some have quizzed why Apple haven’t made an actual games console yet and others feel that the Dual-Shock design is one of the best for a controller and that’s why it could be a great accompaniment. Although a difference of opinion comes from some of those regularly using both Xbox and PlayStation controllers complaining about cramp after a certain amount of time. Do think the Dual-Shock controller is the best?
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