logitech teaser

In addition to its new design, and new features, iOS 7 includes a number of new tools for developers to take advantage of. And one that we’re really excited about is support for third party game controllers.

Games in iOS 7 will be able to tie into Apple’s Game Controller framework, allowing for the universal use of authorized ‘MFi’ devices. And today, Logitech and others began teasing their first MFi gamepads…

As noted by MacRumors, Logitech has posted the above photo to its Facebook page, clearly teasing a Made for iPhone controller. And judging by the positions of the hands, this leak from June was spot on.

Additionally, ClamCase has posted this trailer for its new ‘GameCase’ iOS controller, which connects wirelessly, includes its own battery, and supports all Bluetooth-enabled, iOS 7-compatible devices.

Unfortunately, neither gamepad is on the market yet, nor do they have ETAs. But if you’d like to get an email when they do become available, you can set that up for Logitech here and the GameCase here.

  • Prasoon Singh

    OMG

  • Adedayo Ogunde

    Am so gonna love this

  • Matthew Cleveland

    The fact that it’s Logitech and not some company I’ve never heard of makes me excited for this. I would pick one up from Logitech. I’ve loved every device I’ve owned from them so far.

    • chumawumba

      I love their Waveboard

  • Raashid

    Awesome! iOS games can finally be as interactive as PS1 games! Looking forward to one for the 4S

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      PS2 I’d say, GTA Vice City and GTA III were for PS2

      • Raashid

        I guess so, iOS games have yet to be as interactive and fun as PS1 games like Crash Bandicoot Team Racing, Spyro, Spider man 1/2, etc. Though, PS2 games are just an upgrade in graphics, which is already available on the iPhone 4S.

        Just wish devs would get rid of the IAP shit, would pay up to $10 for any iOS game with no IAP. PS1 games on PSN are a lot more interactive, never had these nonsense IAP stuff and yet they cost only $5.

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        “Just wish devs would get rid of the IAP shit” , do you have any idea what are you talking about?

        Getting rid of IAP is like getting rid of wings in an airplane. Devs have nothing to do with this, Xcode, which is apple’s developing tool complies the work of a dev to make an app with extension IAP, ie, iphone application package is the only package that will work on iOS.

        And I’m sure no one or very few are interested in buying PS1 games on their PS3. I didnt buy a PS3 to play Spiderman 1, I already played it when i was a kid.

      • Raashid

        Lol, sounding like one of them greedy-a$$ devs; giving nonsense excuses to keep IAP. So what if it’s included in the Xcode? Does that mean you have to be restricting in-app items, that allow the user to progress in the game, to only hard cash or scam offers? No, you could easily provide in-app adventures to acquire those stuff, but, noooo, that’s locking you away from making cash off mindless kids.

        Regarding PSN, that has been available on the PSP FYI, and that’s where I played those games. When newer games are just boring remakes, I fall back to the fun old classics with SNES and PS1 emulators on my PSP (now also available on my Surface Pro, including PS2 emulator).

      • Abhinav Chaudhary

        lol, da fuk. By iAP you meant ‘In app purchases’.
        Lol i get it now, totally agreed. I myself hate iAP shit

  • Abdl

    Wow

  • S2k03

    That’s NICE!

  • Markus Hudobnik

    That video was horrible. I was waiting to just see what the damn thing looked like and when they finally showed a clear shot it started to rotate. Dumb

    • felixtaf

      Teaser video bro…

  • Sean Cua

    It looks great.

  • Sokrates

    Looks promising.

  • J. Rockwell

    It’s about to go down!!! This could be HUGE!!!

  • wonderboydave

    kool. but can u play fruit ninja??

    • Fox

      lol

    • Abhinav Chaudhary

      fruit ninja with a controller? That would be lame

  • Joseph Thebigragu Plaza

    Too bad you can’t use a case with it; unlike the rest of the controllers on the market. Id’e rather not waste my time constantly swapping my case for a controller and vice verca.

  • hkgsulphate

    would be awesome on the iPad mini
    its size just fits for gaming

  • Matt Taylor

    Sweet 🙂

  • hack_nug

    Why wouldn’t this be iPhone-compatible? :S

  • Marcio Atouguia

    This is something that I have long been waiting for. Finally the iphone will became a proper handheld console. Can’t wait.

  • Georges kanaan

    Developers who restrict access to a chapter in game for money are just greedy. But develoers who make it possible for you to unlock that level by lets say earning xp or just buyibg the xp have all the right to use in-app purchases then I would price my app either free or 0.99 depending on the game of course. I speak as a developer. Proof for this would be EA’s platns vs zombies 2 the app is free but the use of in-app purchases makes it very profitable. Also we do not aim to suck money out of mindless kids. Parents control that with restrictions if they choose not too it isn’t our fault. And then you talk about interactivity, I totaly agree. My game that I have just submitted for review (and should take about a week to go live) is interactive, its one pf those endless jumping game but very intuitive and interactive. For more info on it follow me @Ge0rges13.

    • Georges kanaan

      Of course its free with IAP

      • Moi

        Tell us thé name of it so we can find it when it’s out

      • Georges kanaan

        My bad. It’s called Meme Jump and should be out either Monday, tuesday or wednesday if Apple keeps its promise.