Apple Working with Logitech and MOGA on Upcoming MFi Game Controllers

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    During Apple's WWDC keynote, the company revealed that a number of new APIs will be introduced with iOS 7, including support for MFi (Made for iPhone) certified hardware game controllers, which will allow manufacturers to design and release dedicated iOS gaming peripherals.

    Some new information on the controllers has been made available to us from a variety of sources, including Czech site Jablickar.cz, which reports that Apple will team up with both Logitech and MOGA to produce the upcoming controllers. While no details on design have been leaked, Apple did provide two reference images to developers displaying a standalone handheld controller and an iPhone enclosure.

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    Both of the aforementioned companies already produce gaming controllers for use with PCs and Android. Major gaming companies like Gameloft, Mad Finger Games, SEGA, and Rockstar Games all offer support for MOGA's Android controllers, suggesting that support for Apple's upcoming controllers is likely too.

    Games that include support for the controllers will be required to support traditional touch-based gaming input as well. Though Apple has prototype controllers on-hand at WWDC, the company is expecting the third party controllers to debut in the fall.

    Article Link: Apple Working with Logitech and MOGA on Upcoming MFi Game Controllers
     
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    Now open the ATV for 3rd party apps and my gaming dream will come true :)
     
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    All we're asking for is a legal NES emulator.
     
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    Apple said during one of the WWDC videos that Logitech and MOGA controllers will be out in the fall.
     
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    Controller support is one of my favourite iOS 7 features.
     
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    Though I agree something is cooking in the oven with the ATV and gaming, I am reluctant to say it will be coming this fall since Apple would have debuted it for their developers last week so they could bring their games to the ATV app store.
     
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    I hope they make a controller that looks more like the reference images. The Moga is fugly.
     
  10. donutbagel, Jun 13, 2013
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    NES? Uh, no. GBA, GC, and N64 please!

    Actually, there is an NES emulator (or at least there was recently) on the App Store disguised as something else. It's called Gridlee I think. It looks like a normal game, but it's an NES emulator with a built-in ROM that you can switch out with something like Diskaid for other ROMs... totally "legal", non-jailbreaking, sanctioned by Apple.
     
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    Still waiting for Apple to support the original Atari joystick for those of us who only need ONE button on our joysticks. :rolleyes:
     
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    With the way the Wii U is selling... Nintendo will have no choice but to release their games on iOS!
     
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    Only for certain game types: even Lightning -> HDMI has a slight lag, and AirPlay (AppleTV) has even more (seems to vary depending on the type of action being transmitted). Fine for racing in my view, and puzzles and strategy... not so good for twitch shooters or ultra-precise platformers. (Although the game parameters could be tweaked to help hide the lag for some actions.)

    I love gaming from iOS to TV, and would love a controller, but I'm realistic about the limitations. iOS is best on its own screen. (Which would make portable controllers for iPhone/iPad Mini very tempting.)
     
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    Hi mate!
    If AppleTV itself runs the game, the only little lag would be on the controller itself. For iOS most action games would be lag free only on its screens, but official joypad support would be cool imho.
     
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    What makes you say that? Nintendo has enough cash on hand to run the company at a loss for several years. Nintendo and Apple are a lot alike - neither of them will ever compromise of having control of the entire system. If its their software, it's on their hardware, and if its on their hardware, it's been approved by them if it isn't by them.
     
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    I didn't even think about Apple TV, that would be awesome. iPad Mini would be an awesome portable gaming machine.

    I would die happy. But I don't think it will happen. I suspect some developers will release games on their own. Can I just get Tecmo Super Bowl please?

    Yup, same here!

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    Lightning HDMI connector has lag? That's VERY disappointing. Airplay is understandable as it's wireless, but there shouldn't be lag with a lightning connector to HDMI.
     
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    Wii Pro

    I hope someone makes a controller like the Wii U Pro controller. I know sounds weird, but it's a great design. I want that one on my iOS devices.
     
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    ive been thinking this forever whats the hold Up!!!? Apple..

    ive been thinking this forever whats the hold Up!!!? Apple..:)
     
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    I don't understand anyone who says Apple needs an App Store or an SDK for the Apple TV. Both iOS and OS X already:

    1 - Have app stores
    2 - Have SDKs
    3 - Can stream any content to an Apple TV

    There's no need for the Apple TV to have an official App Store - all that Apple needs is for developers to start making more apps that can stream content to the Apple TV and to promote those apps.
     
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    I don't understand

    ...the need for a controller for a handheld device. Now if this can be used on the mac I'm in.
     
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    what video? didnt hear them saying that.
     
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    Try streaming a game - or anything dynamic besides straight video - to the Apple TV.
     
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    At the rate that iOS devices get hardware upgrades, an iPhone could be more powerful than a PS4 before the next generation of consoles is over.
     
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    Not trolling with this, but I just never saw the appeal of Tecmo Super Bowl. I bought it at a yard sale when i was young and never got more than 5 minutes into it.
     
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