Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Apple Patents Gamepad For The iPhone

Apple could be planning to release a regular gamepad for the iPhone and, as an extension, probably for the iPad too. The news comes from a patent that Apple made in 2008 that meant to correct the iPhone problem of fingers in the middle of the action, as the patent states:
“Action can be somewhat awkward, particularly on a portable electronic device having a touch screen. The same screen used for viewing an avatar's activities is used to control the avatar. This arrangement causes the user's fingers [to] block the action.”
For most that use the iPhone regularly for games, it shouldn't be a major problem, although it would prove that Apple is keeping in mind the games' market. Of course, this could never see it's way into the market but I would bet that it's in Apple's intention to release it, especially for the iPad.

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