Poll: Would you buy an Apple-branded gamepad?

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple was working internally on a new game controller under its own brand based on patents filed by the company. While it’s unclear if this product will ever see the light of day, we want to know if you would buy a game controller made by Apple.

As the patents show, Apple has experimented with at least three different designs for its game controller. The first is quite similar to the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con with two different parts that can be attached to the sides of an iPhone or tablet. an iPad. The second controller is more ambitious and comes in the form of a foldable iPhone case with buttons and a touchscreen inside.

Of course, the company is also exploring the idea of ​​introducing a regular joystick, similar to those found for gaming consoles like Xbox and PlayStation. This game controller would work with iPhone, iPad, Mac and even Apple TV via Bluetooth. Previous rumors have already corroborated the idea that Apple is working on a joystick.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Apple has released its own gamepad. In 2020, Twitter leaker @L0vetodream also said that Apple was working on a joystick – but nothing more has been announced. said since then.

Now, with Apple Arcade available everywhere, a product in this category would make perfect sense as Apple continues to promote its gaming platform to its customers. As one of the patents shows, an Apple game controller could offer integrations that no other accessory can, like buttons to switch between Focus modes, ask Siri, or even start a FaceTime call.

Since these are just patents, we have no idea how much an Apple gamepad costs. However, if the company released a joystick or other gaming accessory, would you buy one?

Let us know in the poll and also in the comments section below.

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