Poll: Want to buy an Apple-branded game controller?

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple has been 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 would like to know if you would buy an Apple-made game controller.

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

Of course, the company is also exploring the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčintroducing a standard joystick similar to the ones you find for game consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation. This game controller would work with iPhone, iPad, Mac and even Apple TV over Bluetooth. Earlier rumors have already confirmed the idea that Apple is working on a joystick.

It is worth noting that this is not the first time that Apple has rumors of launching its own game controller. Back in 2020, the Twitter leak @L0vetodream also said that Apple had been working on a joystick – but nothing more has been said since then.

Now, with Apple Arcade available everywhere, a product in this category would make complete sense – as Apple continues to promote its gaming platform among its customers. As shown in one of the patents, an Apple game controller could offer integrations that no other accessory can, such as 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 game controller would cost. But if the company eventually releases a joystick or other gaming accessory, would you buy one?

Tell us in the poll and also in the comments section below.

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