After teasing its first iOS controller that would work with Apple’s new MFi standard for game controllers, today we get what appears to be an official press shot of Logitech’s upcoming gamepad for iPhone that first leaked at WWDC earlier this year (via @evleaks).  We noticed that Logitech left space for the rear camera, which is nice for augmented reality apps and other games that utilize the iPhone’s camera.

Apple will offer 2 types of game controllers through its MFi program and two configurations all with pressure sensitive buttons and consistent layouts. The first type of controller is the form-fitting controller (much like Logitech’s above), which allows your iOS device to be docked right into the controller. The second will be a standalone controller that connects over Bluetooth. Above we’re looking at Apple’s standard layout, but there will also be an Extended layout for MFi controllers that adds dual thumbsticks and an extra set of shoulder buttons.

Others rumored to be creating new MFi iOS game controllers include ClamCase and Moga. 

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11 Responses to “Here’s a good look at the first MFi iPhone game controller from Logitech”

  1. If I had to guess (And I don’t have to) I’d say we are about a week away from announcement

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  2. I hope Logitech has one with dual joysticks.

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  3. I’m not a gamer but the controller looks awesome. I’m not doubting its legitimacy but the pic seems off to me. Seems odd to show the home screen on its side. Why not show a game screen? Or even a screen with their logo on it.

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  4. crackitout says:

    Extremely excited about this feature. My only concern with it and airplay is the lag. I don”t know if lag is present when hooked up by lighting connector, but I would love to do just that and use my 5s as the console. Also glad the protocol includes the shoulder buttons. I’ll be emailing Nintendo everyday to release F-Zero for iOS, one of the funnest racing games every. Super Nintendo version of course.

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  5. Bedros Demir says:

    if hands were closer together it would be nicer the black parts of the phone should be covered people like to keep their hands close together while playing iphone games not farther aparts its just the comfortable geometry of it i guess.

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  6. Cole Dennis says:

    Anyone else notice the sideways flash by the camera? This seems sketchy…

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  7. I need standalone for fifa14 on ipad mini

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