After Apple’s announcement of the iPhone 3.0 firmware, we’ve been looking forward to the possibility of iPhone and iPod Touch gaming accessories. These could come in the form of virtual control pads (such as iControlPad), steering wheels and more.
While we’re not convinced these accessories would ever achieve more than a niche marketshare amongst iPhone gamers, the possibilities are intriguing. Apple’s iPod Touch page is now listing “fun new game accessories" as one of the features of 3.0. These accessories will connect either through Bluetooth or the 30-pin connector.
Obviously, Apple is working on these accessories with 3rd party manufacturers, so we expect to hear about them soon.