iOS 7 is going to roll in API support for MFi controllers, but who's getting tapped to make them? Apparently, Logitech and MOGA. An intriguing post on Czech site Jablickar.cz reports that Apple is teaming up with MOGA and Logitech to produce upcoming controllers for iOS. It doesn't have details outside of that, but we don't really need promo images or schematics to satisfy our curiosity since reference images are already in the wild.

MOGA, by the way, is an interesting pick: the company already has a ton of support on Android from developers large and small. Gameloft, SEGA, Rockstar Games and others all support the controller on mobile.

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The first wave of controllers are expected to hit this fall.

[Via Jablickar.cz, via MacRumors]

  • DtheGOPkiller

    Would love to have a controller for my iPad like this.

    • {SQUEEK}

      That and my Mac mini

  • Naraka

    Can't wait! I even bought one of those stupid, junky, over priced, game loft controller, that only works with a few games, and game loft stopped supporting it almost immediately, and I still loved it. Traveling for work, mini console, use it on planes, trains, and in hotel room would use HDMI to hook up to tv and had a portable console.

  • iamseamonster

    Awesome news, just ordered the moga pro for my htc one and now I can use it with my iPad too!

    • Gamer1st

      Those work with iOS? I've been looking for a decent controller but didn't know it would work outside of Android.

  • Adams Immersive

    Glad to see Apple step in and make a standard--with analog controls. I love my iCade, but there's room for modern-style controllers too.

  • Gamer1st

    I just bought a Duo Pinball controller for $13.00 on Amazon. The thing works great and doesn't use a connector,(Bluetooth).
    I wish it was universal but for the $ it's well worth it.

    • Gamer1st

      Forgot to mention that a controller for non-pin games is badly needed.

  • wojovox

    This will revolutionize mobile iOS gaming. Real Racing 3 can be tough to play with touchscreen controls but this would change that.

    I'll be picking one up immediately.

  • xinn3r

    Finally! I never thought it would take this long for Apple to focus on gaming. I feel like they're throwing away something with a big potential.

    • detourne

      Maybe they were waiting to see what the next gen consoles and ouya would bring to the table. This, coupled with AirPlay and a few good titles supporting the controllers (Deus Ex, Modern Combat, Asphalt, Fightback- maybe even Watch Dogs and the Division) will really usher in a new era of gaming.

  • thesilverstx

    I think this is actually the stealth announcement of the Apple TV Appstore. The only thing missing from making it a game console was the controller and now it is baked into ios7. This could be a real disruptor in this generation of game consoles.

  • Smartbomb

    Glad to see Apple doing this

  • iPhallex

    Please, for the love of all things gaming, don't make a wide, thin game pad that bends downward like a pipe bent over your knee. This design looks awfully clunky; let's hope this mockup is not completely accurate.