The first controller to use iOS 7’s support for Bluetooth game controllers has been revealed.
The GameCase from iPad accessory manufacturer ClamCase is compatible with any of Apple’s Bluetooth-enabled iOS 7 devices, has a built-in battery and aims to give mobile and tablet gamers a console controller-like experience.
Apple’s reveal of the iPhone 5S and detailing of iOS 7 has led some observers to predict a big push in gaming for its iOS platforms, fuelled by the addition of controller support, the use of a 64-bit platform in the 5S’ A7 processor to enhance performance of graphically-intense apps and the announcement of Infinity Blade III at the iPhone launch event.
iOS 7, a major overhaul both graphically and internally for iOS devices, has already been downloaded by over a third of Apple device owners eligible for the update.
GameCase is currently collecting emails for future updates on its website, alongside more details of the controller.
See the announcement video of the controller below: