Apple Has No Plans for Dedicated iOS Gaming Controller

app_store_games_bannerFollowing today's rumor that Apple was quietly polling developers at this week's Game Developers Conference about support for a forthcoming gaming controller for iOS devices, the ever-reliable Jim Dalrymple has quickly quashed that report.

As usual, Dalrymple provides no additional comment beyond a simple "Nope", but his selective quoting of the source material suggests that he is denying any current plans for an Apple-branded controller.

"Long rumoured – and hoped for – GDC 2013 has finally provided confirmation that Apple will release its own dedicated game controller."

Nope.

Dalrymple has solid connections at Apple and has on numerous occasions and with 100% accuracy either confirmed or denied specific rumors. Prior to today, his most recent such statement came last month when he nixed a claim of a television-related Apple media event scheduled Apple for this month.

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Top Rated Comments

komodrone Avatar
147 months ago
Judging from typical Apple trends, It'll probably be a one button controller anyways if it did ever happen.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WildCowboy Avatar
147 months ago
I'd probably be more inclined to trust him than an "analyst" any day.

Only "probably"?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
r2shyyou Avatar
147 months ago
Judging from typical Apple trends, It'll probably be a one button controller anyways if it did ever happen.
You mean like this? :D

Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iParis Avatar
147 months ago
I'd probably be more inclined to trust him than an "analyst" any day.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
147 months ago
Not sure why anyone would buy into this anyway. Apple has always said that the iPhone is about touch... releasing a game controller not only reverses their trends, but it also complicates things by adding apps into the App Store that require an accessory.

Apple will never do this.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pinchez Avatar
147 months ago
A Joypad made by Apple would suck, they can't even make a decent mouse! a far better idea would be to incorporate BT drivers in iOS then we could have the option of using PS3 pads etc.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)