iOS 7 Features Support for Hardware Game Controllers

excitedgamers(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Good news for gamers with Apple devices: With iOS 7, you’ll be able to utilize your iPhone or iPad to add on hardware game controllers.

The news was reported on by 9to5Mac on Wednesday but included in Apple’s keynote presentation on iOS 7 earlier this week – a detail that slipped some media reports.

Opening up the iOS SDK further improves the world of mobile gaming in the wake of what some consider a slide of popularity in the console market.

“The new Game Controller framework, added in iOS 7 and OS X v10.9, makes it easy to find controllers connected to a Mac or iOS device. Once discovered, your game reads control inputs as part of its normal gameplay,” noted Apple during the presentation, according to 9to5Mac’s report.

Meanwhile, types of controllers considered compatible include standard form-fitting ones, extended form-fitting ones along with extended wireless ones.

iOS 7 is expected to be released sometime this fall for versions of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Watch a preview of iOS 7 below: