A string of leaks and predictions, based on Apple’s upcoming product lines have been posted on Twitter. One in particular claims that Apple is working on developing its own game controller.
Twitter user @L0vetodream sent out a surge of leaks over the weekend. One of the more interesting tweets sent, that may have been overlooked, was that Apple is developing its own game controller.
this year or next year u will see it https://t.co/g6BmSfnDI1
— ????? (@L0vetodream) April 19, 2020
The @L0vetodream Twitter account did not go into very many details. After tweeting out the initial leak regarding the controller, the same account stated that we’d be seeing the peripheral either this year or next.
It should come to no surprise that Apple would be diversifying its catalogue seeing as though Apple Arcade has become a pillar of the company’s services. While Apple Arcade is still in its infancy, the service has continuously increased the number of new game titles since its launch in September 2019.
Upon the release of iOS 13, Apple integrated compatibility with the PlayStation DualShock 4 and Xbox One wireless controllers. Apple has also worked with many other third-party companies including Rotor Riot. SteelSeries has also worked alongside Apple to release the Nimbus controller for Apple TV.
Last month, the @L0vetodream account correctly predicted the iPhone SE and 2020’s iPad Pro. The account also said that the 2020 flagship iPhone 12 would have Face ID with a smaller notch. Legitimizing this account’s claims, another leaker by the name of Jon Prosser recently detailed this very feature.
With Apple not showing any signs of slowing down on Apple Arcade, an in-house controller would reaffirm the company’s commitment to the service. It would also allow the controller to be distinctively built for use on Apple’s diverse line of devices.