Leaked : Rumoured Logitech Gaming Controller For iOS 7
A leaked photo of the iOS 7 gamepad has surfaced, showing an iPhone 5 compatable gamepad device featuring the Logitech G logo design.
In iOS 7, Apple has designed a bunch of specifications to enable accessory makers to deploy controllers with consistent sets of elements that both players and game designers work with.
The controller fits around an iPhone 5 and features a thumb stick and five buttons. The Logitech manufactured peripheral will work with devices running iOS 7, according to Kotaku, who received the leak.
Since the controller appears to be a G-series product in Logitech’s lineup, we have reason to believe it’s a prototype (i.e. not the finalized product).
No word on when we might see this, although we would expect it to come to market when iOS 7 is released late in the third quarter or early in the fourth quarter. While Apple is not expected to offer its own gamepad, the Logitech model in the picture is just one of many expected options available for game playing Apple iPhone 5 owners by the end of the year.
The idea of a decent gamepad controller for the iPhone is something that many gamers — casual or otherwise — are bound to be happy about.