I have heard rumors over the years that Apple were thinking of producing a Gamepad accessory, but it looks like it's not happening any time soon. They even filed a patent for one in 2010 One of the things I most want on my ipod Touch (and for the iPhone) would be to have a slide out gamepad with full game controls (2 analogue nubs, dpad, 4-6 face buttons and trigger buttons) I just don't understand why Apple hasn't released such an accessory. Touch controls for most games are just rubbish. Don't get me wrong, their are many games that are designed and work best with touch controls, but touch is not good for games like shooters, fps etc etc. I could see Apple launching such an accessory and having a "Apple Gamepad Ready" logo next to games in the App store that support it. Perhaps Apple would call it the iGame . I think it would do to the portable gaming world what the iphone did to the phone industry. I just don't get why they have not done it yet.