Apple's new iPhone game controller concept is pretty wild

We see Apple patents almost every week, and they invariably offer a fascinating glimpse at what future products the company may (or may not) have up its sleeve. And here's one we haven't seen before from Apple: a game controller.

But not just any game controller. Apple has filed a patent for a device that can attach to the iPhone magnetically (yep, presumably via MagSafe). The company has shared a few different configurations, including versions that can fold up. As with all Apple patents, it remains to be seen whether these will ever see the light of day, so don't discount those Nintendo Switch deals just yet. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.