Retro Apple iOS game controller works with Apple II

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The AP40 is designed with a silicon "leaf" plug for the USB port.
Photo: 8bitdo

The Apple II and IIc weren’t exactly known as gaming machines when they launched 40 years ago, but that’s not stopping 8bitdo from creating a new wireless gaming controller that comes with an adapter for the PC that put Apple on the map.

The new AP40 Bluetooth controller comes in the shape of a retro Apple logo, allowing you to wirelessly play any old school game on the Apple II.


You can also use the AP40 on retro gaming systems like the NES and SNES as well as the PS3, PS4, Wii Mote, Wii U Pro. It also comes with a little Apple II controller stand that doubles as an iPhone/iPad stand. Each stand is engraved with a limited edition number.

Connecting the device to your iPhone is just as easy as pairing any Bluetooth device. Battery life is rated at 20 hours of gaming and it can be recharged via micro-USB.

8bitdo just launched a Kickstarter project for the controller. The AP40 with the Apple II stand costs $69. The wireless adapter for the Apple II and Apple IIc will run you an extra $49.

Via: Gizmodo