It looks like APPLE is taking the iOs gaming experience to the next level. Obviously, the picture above is a PlayStation controller, and is used for illustration purposed only. But what does this mean?
According to some of the info in the patent, it will connect to APPLE devices, such as APPLE TV or an iPhone. Could it be that APPLE is planning on a game console similar to the $99 Adnroid Ouya Gaming Console?
Patent US2012/0188052 A1 is for:
Systems, methods, and devices for simplified control over electronic devices are provided. For example, a method for controlling a variety of electronic devices using another single electronic device may include receiving control information associated with a controllable electronic device via near field communication, determining a control scheme for controlling the controllable electronic device based on the control information, and controlling the controllable electronic device using the determined control scheme. The control information may be received from a near field communication interface of the controllable electronic device or from a radio frequency identification tag associated with the controllable electronic device.
FIG. 6 is a schematic of a video game controller for the standalone media player of FIG. 4 or a video game system.
FIG. 44 is a schematic of a control initiation operation for controlling a video game system.
FIGS. 45A-C are schematics of screens that may be displayed for controlling a video game system.
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