by Brent Dirks
September 17, 2013
The recent update to AVP: Evolution listed something very interesting in the release notes – support for an iOS 7 game controller. As noted by TouchArcade, that seems to be the first note of controller support for any game in the App Store. First announced all the way back at WWDC, Apple added a new controller API with a new hardware standard in iOS 7. That would allow any “Made for iPhone” controller to work with all compatible games. That’s a big change from previous versions of iOS, where only certain controllers would work with certain games. Later in June, the first images of a Logitech-branded controller were leaked. The third-party gamepad features a D-pad on the left side with four gameplay buttons on the right. It has a Lightning plug and looks to support the iPhone 5 and even iPhone 5s. Surprisingly, there was no mention of any controllers during last week’s event that introduced the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. But hopefully, we’ll hear something regarding the gamepad situation as early as tomorrow, when iOS 7 is officially released to the public. In the meantime, if you want to check out AVP: Evolution, the universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini can be downloaded now in the App Store for $0.99. Version 1.9 also brings other iOS 7 optimizations and 64-bit support for the iPhone 5s.