Where the Ace Power required a Lightning connection, it looks like this one will be able to connect to iOS devices via Bluetooth. That should especially appeal to iPad users, who up until recently didn’t have many options in the wireless controller field.
The space itself is growing though. We’ve seen a handful of new controllers in the last month thanks to CES and MWC, and more are on the way. The list of games that support Apple’s MFi controller API is also expanding.
Although there’s no price yet released for the as-yet-unnamed gamepad, the Ace Power currently retails for $79.99 — down from its original price of $99.99. A truly Bluetooth-enabled device would likely cost at least this much, if not more.
(Of course, if you’re happier to jailbreak your iOS device than you are to shell out a hundred bucks for a controller.