Tag - MOGA
Accessory maker MOGA has formally revealed the Ace Power, a game controller for the iPhone and iPod touch. The device is the first to take advantage of iOS 7's GameController API, standardizing controller support. It includes two sticks, a direction pad, four main buttons, and shoulder triggers. It clamps around the top and bottom of an iPhone or iPod, also plugging into the Lightning port. This lets the accessory supply extra battery life.
Moga appears set to release an iPhone-compatible game controller in the near future, as video and images of the device have popped up online. The Moga Ace Power showed up on the Twitter feed of @evleaks on Friday, and a YouTube video of the device has since emerged. The device shown off in both features a controller layout similar to that of Microsoft's Xbox, and it is also said to charge an iPhone while it is connected.
Apple is working with companies like Logitech and MOGA on iOS 7-compatible game controllers, reports say. The iOS 7 SDK includes support for Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad game controllers, but no specific pieces of hardware or their makers have been formally announced. Apple is reportedly demonstrating prototype controllers at WWDC, and expecting actual third-party controllers to ship in the fall.