This morning Moga announced that their Ace Power iOS 7 controller will soon be available for sale. This controller is the first one to market that uses the controller API Apple built into iOS 7, which a handful of high profile games already support. The controller costs $99 and will be available this week from Moga’s website as well as Apple’s.
The controller has two analog sticks, a D-pad, four face buttons, and four shoulder buttons, much like a modern Xbox or PlayStation controller. It also includes a battery pack that can be switched on to charge your iOS device. The controller actually clamps around the iOS device you’re using, so it only works with certain models, and may not work with future models.
The Ace Power controller only works with iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s, as well as fifth generation iPod Touches. Unfortunately, users of iPads and all devices that use the old 30-pin connectors will have to wait for a controller whose connection doesn’t rely on the 4-inch iPhone form factor and Lightning connector.
So far only a handful of games are compatible with the controller, but we expect a lot more to include it in the future as more controllers are released. For now, you can play titles like Dead Trigger 2, Oceanhorn, Asphalt 8: Airborne, and Bastion.
Polygon has gone hands-on with the new controller in the following video, and finds little to love about the build quality.