Back in June at Apple's WWDC keynote, the company announced that iOS 7 will be coming along with standard third party game controller support. Since then we have heard little of the mobile controller implementation beyond the blurry image of a prototype Kotaku posted, but today a new press image of a Logitech MFI mobile gaming controller has surfaced courtesy of the evleaks Twitter account.
Today's device appears to be a very similar to the early prototype and comes with a Vita-like standard controller set up. You get a D-pad, 4 face buttons and two shoulder triggers as well as an opening for the iPhone's rear camera. We can clearly see a much more retail ready product this time around, but if this actually is a real device, some have suggested the design could still change between now and when it actually hits store shelves. Earlier reports also suggested the likleyhood of iPad ready devices as well.
Even though mobile gamepads haven't been all that popular among users, there are certainly some hardcore iOS games that would benefit from the more precise control physical buttons provide.
Apple doesn't appear to be developing its own controller from what we know. Many are expecting to see a number of different controller options on the way with the third party gamepad support. Details previously surfaced regarding Apple partnering with not only Logitech but also mobile gaming hardware developer MOGA as well.
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