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iOS 7 (AAPL) comes with specs enabling game controllers to interact with iDevices, according to...

iOS 7 (AAPL) comes with specs enabling game controllers to interact with iDevices, according to a developer doc seen by the WSJ. Though the doc says controllers "must not be required" for a game to work, it's still likely music to the ears of game developers (EA, ATVI, TTWO, GLUU), who have both been trying to profit from tremendous mobile gameplay growth, and struggling to get users to pay up-front (as opposed to downloading free-to-play titles). The report comes a month after Tim Cook said Apple will give developers more options to customize iOS, and days after IDC and App Annie predicted mobile game revenue will top $12B this year. Nvidia (NVDA) is trying to kick-start controller-based Android gaming via its Shield console.
Comments (9)
  • A HUGE improvement would allowing users to DELETE Game Center!
    14 Jun 2013, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • Blackberry's BB10 enables game controllers.


    And with the mini HDMI port on all bb10 devices you can play on the big screen if you like.


    Or go wireless with DNLA.


    Big deal for Apple I guess.
    14 Jun 2013, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • And Blackberry is NFC enabled for group poker etc...

    14 Jun 2013, 06:43 PM Reply Like
  • Very few support NFC so I am not sure if that is a pro or con. Certainly a con in the future due to security issues. Will wait for iPhone finger print verification for smartphone payment. I am just a cautious person due to tremendous amount of fraud going on.
    14 Jun 2013, 06:57 PM Reply Like
  • Cautious people use blackberry...


    Apple is wide open to hacking.


    BlackBerry is encrypted end to end.
    14 Jun 2013, 07:28 PM Reply Like
  • Big deal for Apple, Kurt, because they have tons of games, unlike Smack-A-Berry.
    14 Jun 2013, 06:45 PM Reply Like
  • BlackBerry has plenty of games and the entire Android library. Have a look in BlackBerry App World some day....


    SmackBerry...i like that.
    14 Jun 2013, 06:58 PM Reply Like
  • Yesterdays news - considering that with in-App purchases in IOS, the Pay-Up-Front-or-Don't-... model is obsolete. Developers may have short teaser intros or limited versions of full games with options to purchase extra features, options, levels, etc., right from within the app. This is already a boon for developers. Even more so when you consider how many zillions of people have credit cards linked to their iTunes account.


    Accessory game controllers will be icing on the cake for IOS game devs, as they try and garner market share from the sliding game console business. With IOS and an Apple TV, your game can be on your HDTV wirelessly when you want it.
    14 Jun 2013, 07:45 PM Reply Like
  • Yep I sharing iPad and Apple TV ....gaming with great controls...
    14 Jun 2013, 07:53 PM Reply Like
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