@evleaks is at it again, following their leak of Logitech's iOS 7 game controller is the MOGA offering which sports a few cool features. First off, it has a 1800mAh battery, making it a bit more similar to a Mophie battery case than the simple controller Logitech released. Additionally, it's got dual analog sticks and a slider design that looks like it'll be a bit more easy to just toss in your bag.



As with most things that come from evleaks, that's really all we know currently. Now that we've seen both iterations of Apple's reference design, I'm really hoping we actually see these on store shelves soon.

  • sleb

    That looks like the controller we need!

    • SpacePenguinBot

      But is it the one we deserve?

      • Boris Nguetie


      • ziro2405

        I think not ๐Ÿ™ but i really want to have One

    • toxiccheese

      The offset stick with the dpad below the left stick looks like a great layout.

  • Toasty_Cat

    Must be a lot of acid going everywhere then...

    • http://buzzabit.com/aaron/ Aaron Sullivan

      Definitely had to read that headline three times. ๐Ÿ˜€

      This looks great. The confidence that the new API from Apple has given should give a large array of options and developer support is going to be pretty amazing this time.

      My current project might only be marginally improved with controller support, but the pressure is on to support it anyway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • LOLCAT

      I just got that...

  • lr1919

    Looks really good, way better than the Logitech one...

  • postmodernpilot


  • defunct32

    Looks huge... But slick. I'm dying to play Secret of Mana with controls.

    • rpgmind


      • Mauiwoweee

        It may look big but could actually be light weighted. Hope it does. Maybe it also vibrates... Cant wait to have 1. Hope they release it next month and not christmas cause boy, does santa know i have been bad..... At being patient! LOL :[}

  • jeffyg3

    Nice. Glad this has the better Xbox 360 controller button layout than the old Playstation style. Sweet, can't wait till I get to try one out

  • http://www.googlepants.com/ Wizard of Odyssey

    I just threw up in my mouth a little. These look like 2001 XBOX controllers. I sure hope the actual thing is less nasty than these renderings.

    • spsummer

      Long live the "Duke"!!!

  • PresidentZer0

    Wow. Really ugly, but I don't care.... CONTROLLERS! Yes!
    I hope they will have a wrap around for iPad as well

    • fishypandaman

      I really hope they could make a universal controller but I fear that means blue tooth floating controller as the one Gameloft released

  • chief78

    Looks much better and more ergonomic than the Logitech offering. Sure it looks hefty, but when it comes to actual GAMING, how it feels at that point is what matters. The diagonally offset analog sticks is a huge factor for me, so hopefully this turns out to be pretty sweet....especially with the big battery.

  • Eseres

    It looks like a old Xbox mini controller setup ๐Ÿ˜›

  • pocketpcandgeek

    It's just a copy of the @phonejoy play oO.

    • thisisraf

      I fully agree. More then likely, this controller will be released first since the phonejoy a) is still working out their system and b) they still have to re-design a completely new controller for MFi which they have stated will take more then a year after their initial release.

      • pocketpcandgeek

        Yes and if they want to keep the Open source controler, PhoneJoy don't use Apple iO7 Certifiied.

  • ChubbyPig

    Looks very clunky, can't imagine it being very comfortable for use. I'm fairly happy with virtual buttons anyway.

  • PresidentZer0

    I would prefer a wrap around controller which is running over Bluetooth, because I may want to charge my device while playing.

    • SpacePenguinBot

      Seeing as this has a battery in it, I would assume that you can charge the phone from the controller, and then plug the controller in to keep everything juiced.

    • err404

      More importantly, I want this to use BT so it can optionally be paired to an iPad. I don't want to buy different controllers for each iOS device.

      • Gamer1st

        Same here.
        I'm more concerned about what, (if anything) they'll put out to use for the iPad.

  • DarkScience

    Want want want want one!!!! Who will be better this or game case, can't wait till they are released!!!!

  • SpacePenguinBot

    I'm not the biggest fan of the look of it, but it seems to have all the functionality you'd want from an iOS controller.

  • Taclys


  • SoyGreen

    I hope we start to see some designs of just controllers that aren't also iPhone cases. My iPad could use some controller love as well!

    I'm hopeful they will be compatible with the iPad 2 as well... at least a few of them! (Likelyhood is fairly high as they are technically still selling the 2!!)

    • SpacePenguinBot

      I would assume that the 'closed mode' is for gaming on the iPad (or Mac even). And I'm pretty sure that the iPad 2 will be supported.

      • PresidentZer0

        Yes. It I want a wrap around for my iPad too : p

      • SoyGreen

        Not sure if sarcasm... but could you imagine how dang heavy that would actually be?

        I want the separate controller personally for iPad... I'm not a wuss or anything... but geez your arms would get tired!

      • PresidentZer0

        No I am not. The iPad air will only be 480g and it's not like I don't have legs where I can rest my iPad on while playing.

      • SoyGreen

        I don't have any legs you insensitive clog! ๐Ÿ˜›

        Ok - but on a more serious note - so 480g = just over a pound in the US. Add on a wrap around controller case (as it would essentially be a full case at this point) and if there is a battery in it like this one - you are potentially up to another pound... even if it isn't and maybe a half pound - a pound and a half isn't much to hold for a minute or two - but will get extremely heavy over the time of an hour of game play.

        Sure you can rest it on your legs... but that sitting - crouching over position is extremely non-ergonomic for the neck and shoulders. Best bet would be sitting at a table playing using the table to hold it up.

        We will just have to wait and see of course - I'm just skeptical they can make one that will keep it really light and be ergonomic enough for extended periods of comfortable game play.

      • Ingwersen

        I really did not know that gravity changes when entering the US - would explain the enormous cars you guys sport over there though.

      • zergslayer69

        Well, keep in mind the ipad 4 alone is about already 1.5 pounds. So if estimations are correct, the ipad air plus this controller would be approx the weight of the ipad 4 by itself which is slightly on the heavier side, but nothing we don't already experience.

      • hourglass

        The Razer tablet has a wraparound controller setup. It works very well.

      • SoyGreen

        Good point on the "closed mode" - I have an iPad 2 and an iPhone 5s... so if that device above were to support both - would be pretty sweet actually! I hope the open close is study enough to not feel flimsy when there is no phone in there and one might be using it for a controller with an iPad.

        That - AND the forthcoming zelda-esque game I can't remember the name of at the moment - would be a REALLY nice gaming combo!

      • PresidentZer0


      • SoyGreen


        I wouldn't have missed it due to Touch Arcade's inevitable coverage of it - but yeah - really looking forward to Oceanhorn!

  • syzokel

    What is the game being played on the first picture????

  • bluee

    Why are these things taking so long to come out?! I want now >:O

    • SpacePenguinBot

      Yeah, I thought we would have seen some announcements at one of the fall events. Now I'm thinking that Apple didn't give them a whole lot of advanced warning before the WWDC announcement, and it just wasn't enough time to get the hardware finalized by the iPhone/iPad launches.

  • DannyTheElite

    What's the app on the screen?

  • xkiller006x

    Is that a new game unreleased being shown?

    • derkoi

      No, it's a Moga mockup. They used it on the Moga pro android controller box too.

  • lordyokomoto

    Anyone getting feeling they held off for a good reason......... Christmas is coming kids.......and what's everyone been asking Santa for.......controllers........expect launch date around beginning of December thats my bet .. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Adams Immersive

    I like the idea of being able to hold a controller separate from the device (for iPad, or in some cases extrernal-video play) and have it still be comfortable. This looks like it would be.

    If it works with iPad, it must attach centered rather than in the corners, which at first I didn't like--but now I realize that centered is the way to take the weight of the iPad and make it felt the least. Corner-attachment on an iPad (other than a Mini) would get tiring. Bad leverage.

    • Lazer Kat

      I don't think it should be attached at all

  • Lazer Kat

    iPad use?

  • oxmuzzle

    Everything looks good but they didnt show what the triggers look like. If its PS triggers not interested. If it at least attempts to mimic xbox triggers ill go for it.

  • Reydn

    For the manufacturers' sake, I'm hoping they keep adjustability in mind for larger sized iPhones (ie iPhone 6)

  • ScotDamn


  • err404

    I prefer the design of the moga Android controllers with the flip out phone clip. That way it would work well with iPad, iPhones and even phones with cases on them already.

  • Rothgarr

    The company that gets my $$$ will be the first one with a controller with a similar button layout above, but works with both iPhones and iPads and will work with more than one or two generations...

  • renatpl

    Take my money!!

  • redpanda33

    The "battery leaks" worry me a bit, but I'll take my chances.

  • hourglass

    I love the look. Now, if they could extend the lower portions so it's ergonomic, that would be great.

  • metalmandave83

    I'll take one

  • phonecats


  • AngryBaby

    All the controller heads out there: do you plan on carrying this around with you? I'm just slightly confused about what everyone plans to do with these controllers, since I find that the greatest feature of iOS gaming is portability and the ability to pick up and play whenever/wherever.

  • bigrand1

    Color me interested! I have the Moga Pocket controller and I love it. There's actually many more games that work with it than they have on their list! It's not heavy, but feels well made and solid. Battery life lasts a long time too. Put it in my pocket in its little leather pouch and off I go! The new one here, the Ace, looks just as small as the Pocket. If there is one thing I could complain about on mine, that would be while using it, my hands feel too close together, as they are large. This new one remedies that in that your hands are more spread apart. I'm really hesitant to get rid of the Pocket, but if I can have this one, I'm going for it!

  • Boris Nguetie

    now how i'm i supposed not to get this one?!

  • jtfields

    The slider design should be used so that it can hold the phone in portrait and landscape.

  • Hampus Jensen

    Looks great. Really like the sliding design, makes it more compact for storage or gaming with it when you got the device on a separate stand. Obviously only design to support having a iPhone slotted in it though due to the small piece supporting the device on the right side. Hope they do one that works with iPad mini as well, best would be a universal design.

  • DemoEvolved

    This looks to be first rate. Great design with the 2 modes. All comes down to the button feel but color me interested

  • ChilLama

    I would actually prefer a layout like to the wii u pro controller... It just feels right and more comfortable.

    • rewyan

      The Wii U Gamepad may feel right, but nothing else about it does.

      • hourglass

        Especially not the whole 'Wii U' part.

  • rewyan

    Battery leaks?! Oh lord, I don't want this controller....

  • tinkie277

    Ideal pad that, Moga know their market now too... (I would like to think). I have to say that's probably the controller I would choose out of the 3 or 4 I have seen designs of. I for one wasn't keen on the Bluetooth idea, but hey some sacrifices have to be made.

    I think this will be brilliant for retro console games. I hope the major players ie Rockstar and GameLoft adjust some of their older games to work with these pads.

    Max Payne on this bad boy would be awesome!

    I really like the design, having used a few pads In the past (iCade) Moga have always seemed to be the better pads.... In my experience.... Exciting news, hopefully get a release date and price soon.

  • PresidentZer0

    New picture have been leaked and the analogs are sliders.. Yeeesh....

    • PresidentZer0

      Oh and the package says. iPhone 5s, 5 and iPod touch 5

      • PresidentZer0

        They are also advertising it on their website.. But it only says "phone" so I guess no ipad support

  • JetLinerSaw

    What's the game being played??

  • pokaprophet

    With the wrap around version I hope there is access/throughput to the headphone socket.