The latest patent filed by Apple might be the company’s first concrete step towards entering the gaming market.
The patent in question describes a new controller that looks a lot like the famous PlayStation Dual Shock controller. Apple’s controller however is supposed to link together various Apple products such as iPhones, iPads, iPods and Apple TVs. According to the patent filling, the new controller can be used to control “standalone media players” such as Apple TV as well as “video game systems.”
This is not the first time Apple shows interest in entering the games business. It is worth noting however, that a patent filling might remain a concept and never see the light of day as a real product.