Game controllers for iOS devices are some of the most currently compelling products. Apple released a new developer API for a universal input method, known as MFi (Made for iPhone). Developers can update their game once for MFi controller support, and third party developers can build controllers to those standards. We have only heard of controllers up to this point, leaving us to speculate, and that’s why it’s such an intriguing product category. iOS game controllers could completely change the gaming industry, iOS devices, the App Store, and Apple TV.
Today, a high resolution image of a proposed Logitech MFi game controller was leaked on Twitter by @evleaks, who has provided reliable images in the past. The image shows the enclosure model, which encompasses the iPhone, to provide the controls on the left, and right side of the screen. There’s also a standalone option for controller makers, which would connect through Bluetooth, and resemble current console controllers. There’s also the GameCase option, which fits around an iPad, and it has been teased by ClamCase as coming soon. Developers have already started updating their apps for game controller support, and now we’re just waiting on the actual products. They could make an appearance at the proposed iPad event expected to be sometime later this month.