Throughout the life of the iPhone and now the iPad Apple has never offer anything to physical control the devices such as a stylus or a steering wheel for the iPad driving games. As it has been a big fan of doing everything via the touch screen, Apple is famously a company that doesn’t like button or additions to devices. Under Steve Jobs control the mouse has always been an after though to the Mac and have only ever had one button. Steve Jobs took this way of thinking into the designs of his touch screen devices and wouldn’t even include an optional extra to buy such input tools.
However while looking into a review of the Apple tablet on AnandTech, The Verge found a little reference to an internal Apple project to bring a physical controller to the iPad and iPhone, now that Steve Jobs isn’t in the company this could be more of a realistic idea, with his design ideologies being watered down by new management in the company.
This would be quite a change in direction for Apple but they do want to make the iPad and the iPhone seen as gaming devices which a physical controller would be a useful tool in doing this. The Verge also goes on to say that if this was coupled with the air play app which mirrors the iPads screen onto an Apple tv this device would be a great gaming solution.
Src: The verge
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