Apple has patented its own game controller for iPhone




Screens of smartphones – a window into the world of information technology, the window as in the figurative and in the fact that neither has a direct sense of the word. Like a well-made double glazing, glossy surface for touch screens iPhone and iPad user shuts all carefully traced convex and concave GUI mobile OS and difficult terrain advanced three-dimensional game worlds. This becomes a serious problem when a person decides to use the device as a gaming console.


On Monday, the Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published patent applications Apple’s so-called “accessory for playing on portable electronic device» (Accessory for playing games with a portable electronic device), according to which the Cupertino-based company plans to launch its own game controller for iPhone and iPad.


Accessory by Cupertino company is a case in which the mobile device is placed. The user are analog knobs, buttons, speakers, and other attributes of a good gaming. The smartphone is connected to the controller via a standard connector, with the sacrifice audiodzhekom not have – in carrying case provides similar output.

As conceived by Apple, the device will expand the opportunities for interaction with the iPhone and enhance the control in games.


The patent application was filed by Apple in 2008. It is possible that in the future the device will find expression in the form of designer accessories for smart phones iPhone and tablet iPad. However, while such plans “apple” of the company is not reported.

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