Apple has expanded its reach to many sectors of the tech industry over the years, but the company may now be considering entering the mobile gaming sector. About three years ago, we introduced a dedicated subscription-based gaming service called Apple Arcade for iPhone and iPad. And now, according to several recently published patent applications, the Cupertino giant was able to quickly debut a game controller dedicated to mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Check the details below.
Apple patented gaming controller for iPhone / iPad
According to a recent report by Patented AppleApple Working on several dedicated gaming accessories for mobile devices.. The company has filed two patents detailing three different game controllers that can connect to the iPhone and iPad.
In the first patent filed in the United States, Apple gave different details Gaming controller that magnetically connects to iPhone and iPad Includes a smart foldable carrying case. Currently, the company’s Euro patent application shows other types of gaming accessories that provide the same gaming experience for iPhone and iPad users.
The first shows a traditional-looking gaming accessory that attaches to the top, bottom, or sides of an iPhone or iPad and provides a cross key and perhaps an analog controller. However, the second one is interesting as follows. Includes cross key, some control buttons, and secondary display.. This display can be used to show users in-game information such as the player’s HP, and to allow users to reply to messages while playing their favorite titles. You can see both types of controllers in the image below.
Besides these, Apple also showed Gaming accessories like Xbox controller Connect wirelessly to your mobile device.Looking at the patent image (attached below), there are four control buttons, two analog sticks, a menu button, and Dedicated slider to switch between game mode, phone mode and messaging mode.. The slider allows users to join or reply to messages while playing games on their device.
With these dedicated gaming accessories, Apple plans to expand its reach in the ever-growing mobile gaming sector to take advantage of opportunities. However, because they are still in the patent stage, it is difficult to guess when a company will bring these products to the commercial market.
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