It is clear that Apple has quite a bit of interest in gaming. After all, games are probably the most popular category of apps, plus Apple did invest in the Apple Arcade to bring a more premium gaming experience to gamers who were sick and tired of games that had ads and in-app purchases.
So much so that it honestly doesn’t really come as a total surprise that the company could also be exploring creating its own gaming controller. This is according to a patent discovered by Cult of Mac where it seems that Apple is looking into possibly creating a gaming controller for its devices that has magnet attachments.
This means that users will be able to quickly hook it up to devices like the iPhone or iPad and start gaming right away. Seeing as Apple has been rumored to bring MagSafe to the iPad, such an accessory kind of makes sense. Plus Apple can also ensure optimal compatibility, maybe with games on the Apple Arcade.
However, before we get too excited, it’s just a patent so it’s hard to say if it will actually come to fruition. Plus, a gaming controller feels a bit too niche of a product for Apple to invest in, especially with there being many third-party options out there that work just as well, but it’s still fun to think about anyway.