We've been hard and heavy into all sorts of iOS 7 controller rumors and speculation, but today is the first time we're actually seeing a real official iOS 7 controller revealed. It's called the GameCase, and it's from ClamCase, who currently are manufacturing a whole line of iPad stands and keyboard cases.

As expected, the GameCase looks a lot like a mixture of the two iOS 7 controller reference designs provided by Apple after WWDC. It connects via Bluetooth, has its own battery, and supports the whole lineup of Bluetooth-enabled iOS devices... In essence, it's basically exactly what we expected, but realized in an official announcement complete with video trailer:

If you want to be notified when the GameCase is available, drop your email off at their web site. Like all the other iOS 7 controllers out there, we're going to try our best to get our hands on them all, as even though GameCase beat everyone to the official announcement punch, we've still yet to see any actual controllers physically manifest anywhere.

  • {SQUEEK}

    Ok ..... Cool. Signed up. Now how much?

    • B3nlok

      Looks surprisingly good. Kinda of a mix between
      PSvita grip attachment and Razer Edge pro. Now we just have to wait software catch up.

  • ODMay

    Looks good but, I don't own an iPad. :/

    • {SQUEEK}

      It has notify for iphone 4 and up

  • Maniacfive

    If this had a clamp like back so it could be attached to a phone in a different case already I'd be all over it.

    Game controller will be on my purchase list, but the constant faff of removing my Opena just to play games is something I'm not looking forward to.

  • blackout845

    Will this work with ipad3?

    • {SQUEEK}

      Yes. If you click in the link to go to the website and then click on notify you will see all that it will work on.

      • Hampus Jensen

        And let's not forget that the device wouldn't have to be in the controller, it could just as well be on a stand on a table in front of you. Not quite as mobile but that is obviously an option as well.

  • mike

    kind of weird putting all the buttons towards the top of the screen

  • workingman

    I signed up with lots of excitement and then read the comments about removing my case every time I want to use the controller and all my excitement went out the window. This thing looked so awsome that I want thinking straight

    • Hampus Jensen

      Well, you don't have to put the device in the controller to use the controller. It connects via bluetooth, the iOS device could be on a stand. If you want to use it on the go I guess you'll have to put up with removing the case though, or learn to live without the case altogether.

      • workingman

        It looks like the device is 2 desperate pieces, don't think it would be to useable without a device to attach it to

      • {SQUEEK}

        With any new controller you get use to it. Playstation controller. I thought id never get use to it. Now its my fav

      • Hampus Jensen

        Look at the video. It's one piece with a big slot in the middle for a device, judging by their notification settings it'll come in different version with a slot designed for different devices.

  • Hampus Jensen

    Sweet. Can't wait to see more of those, even if this one looks great.

    Now to see how well developers adopt it, not that I'm really worried about that, being kind of a standard they should want to do it as soon as these controllers start coming out or be announced even.

    • {SQUEEK}

      I would looooove a resurrection of Soccom or something close.

  • Himanshu Modi

    that doesn't look comfortable on an iPad. Especially the sticks. I guess I will wait for a few reviews.

  • Hiraether

    Otter could make a lot of $ by creating an unbreakable soft controller hybrid. :3

    • Himanshu Modi

      Otter's armor series will have the door shut on them i guess, with the finger print sensor. As the armor case covers up the home button.

      • Reilly Stroope

        Using the fingerprint scanner is optional, you can still unlock the 5S the old fashioned way.

  • Kyle

    What I find most lacking on iOS is any kind of pressure sensitivity, e.g. analogue triggers for acceleration. Yet the MFI controller spec seems to be lacking these.

    I can see developers working around it by using the right stick for acceleration/braking but that's just going to lead to cramps.

    • Chaotic Box

      It's kinda glossed over in the documentation but the MFI spec actually require ALL buttons to be pressure sensitive, not just the triggers.

      • Kyle

        Well that certainly changes everything. I would have thought pressure sensitivity would be a headline feature next to analogue sticks.

      • Severian1987

        Do you have a link to this info? One of the things that is keeping me, too, from investing in a controller is a lack of analogue triggers. That and rumble.

      • Chaotic Box

        Every time I post a link my reply gets stuck in moderation-limbo. They mention it in the WWDC video session and in the API docs (GCControllerButtonInput class)

  • Rothgarr

    I'm confused about that company's website... you have to specify which device you have? Why not have it be universal? We have an iPad 1, 2, 3, and Mini at home as well as iPods/iPhones, etc. One won't work with them all?

  • lepke

    Please give us something better? My initial impression anyway.

  • Shadowking2214

    I didn't see fifth gen iPod support on the site...

  • PureRumble

    Oh my god... Is that actually a full size ipad in that thing? How huge of a thing is that controller?

    Better yet, how much does it weight?!

    • dancj

      Looks like an iPad Mini to me.

  • PureRumble

    So am i the only one who can see a comfort problem with this controller, a problem caused by the laws of physic?

    When you hold the controller with the ipad mounted into it, cant you see how the center point of mass of the ipad will be way below your hands (your hands are at the top corners of the ipad)?

    So if you for instance want to hold the ipad in front of you with the top side tilting 45 degrees away from you, then a constant strain is put on your wrists because they have to hold up your ipad in the tilt.

    You can try this now already to see what i mean. Hold your ipad with your hands around the top corners and the device tilting away from you. Feel anything?

    • blackhawkn11

      You must have extremely tiny hands...

  • German2211

    I'm getting an iPhone 5s and I just want to know if it will support iPhone 5s.

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  • Lazyninja7

    I liked the other controller design we saw a while ago. The rectangular one with only one analog stick. Using your thumb for aiming/looking is much more intuitive and accurate than an analog stick.

    • Smaug

      Uhhhh no.

  • saehild

    It's too bulky for commute gaming.. I really want to see a simple d-pad and a/b button one. Does look pretty ergonomic though!

  • ios7prouser

    Why for iPad only???????

  • PresidentZer0


  • blackhawkn11

    How does this work? Will developers have to decide which controller to support, or will they generally work with any?

    • PresidentZer0

      Good question.

    • FC3S

      iOS 7 include some new API for that.

  • Professionalbum

    I wonder if this would work with a thin Belkin on an iPhone 5....

  • PresidentZer0

    God I hope ths will bring us some "real" games...

    • godofodd

      Products like this, combined with the new A7, will almost certainly give us much better games. And I think it's fair to expect the pricing on higher-end games to go up. I'd have no problem paying $20-60 for console-level games on my mobile device.

  • ModdingCrash

    Did you notice the music in the background is a copy of battlefield main theme? (BF3) same structure and rhythm.

  • PresidentZer0

    Off topic but. Does onlive still work?

    • lordyokomoto

      Nope... Only on android..... Apple never gave them a chance

  • ianlogsdon

    Looks perfect for iPad standalone gaming, but I'm hoping for something more in the "standalone" department, like an xbox controller that works with both my iphone and ipad.

  • jeffyg3

    Game case looks good. Though I think I'm gunna wait for a more discrete controller, one I can keep in my pocket since I'm always on the go. Hmm I'd love a case I can for my iPhone where the controls could flip out or something. Idk, I'll wait. I'm sure a company will come out with something cool like that eventually

  • WarMachine

    Waiting for someone competent to create a PSP Go like setup for the iPhones/ iPods where we can slide to unveil the controller behind the device.

  • Chq

    Design looks ugly.

  • Phantom Bruiser

    I'm going to buy a case of these things and break them on the street for fun, because I have a fat wallet and a black heart.

  • DarkScience

    Wow this is what I have been waiting for! Bring in MC 5 with this little beauty!

  • PresidentZer0

    Now we need mass effect 1-3.


    Getting the IPhone 4S version to then pair to the IPAD could be a good option.

  • ios7prouser
  • 2banrey7

    Can't wait till it comes out Sooo buying it and how much would it cost

  • izhan97

    RIP game controller.....Still has hope for the iphone version..

  • Broken Halos

    Makers of iPhone/iPod controller do not seem to care to make a game controller compatible when the iPod/iPhone has a case on it.. Who does not protect there pricy investment and carries it naked.

  • bluee

    Fuuuuuuuuuucking badass!

  • matthew joynes

    wikipad is better