iOS 7 will feature support for third-party game controllers

iOS 7, the upcoming update for Apple's mobile devices and tablets, will add support for third-party game controllers to the hardware, it was announced today at the WWDC 2013 keynote presentation.

Details about the functionality — like what hoops developers will have to jump through to get controllers working on their games, and specifically what kind of specifications controllers will need to work with the platform — were not announced during the presentation. Few details were discussed, actually; the functionality appeared on a single slide showing off the capabilities of the new operating system's software development kit, seen above.

We'll likely hear more about iOS 7's MFi controller functionality in the coming days, as WWDC is scheduled to run through June 14.

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