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iOS 7 Jailbreak News, Download & Release Date: iOS 7.1 Update Could Delay Jailbreak, New Gaming Controller Available For iOS 7

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First Posted: Nov 21, 2013 09:20 AM EST
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The logo of Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 7. (Photo : Reuters)

While there is still no word about a release date for the iOS 7 jailbreak, Apple fans probably should expect even more of a delay now that developers will have to evaluate the new iOS 7.1 update before moving forward.

Despite this, there is some good news for people - especially gamers - who want to find ways to kill time before the jailbreak is released.

The first ever controller for iOS 7 devices was released this week, marking a new era in the growing market for mobile gaming. The Moga Ace Power Controller has two analog sticks as well as a D-Pad and the usual multi-colored buttons that are reminiscent of the Xbox 360 controller.

The controller's starting price is $99 and is available to purchase for the smaller iOS 7 devices such as the iPhone and iPod Touch. The most impressive part of the controller, it seems, is that it contains a built-in battery and will charge the iOS device it is attached to. Considering how much games tend to drain batteries, this could be extremely marketable for gamers this holiday season.

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With this being said, reviewers weren't about to give the controller five stars. There are drawbacks, and TouchArcade's editor-in-chief, Eli Hodapp, gave consumers a bit of a warning before going ahead with the purchase. Among his biggest concerns pertain to the lightning port, which has its fair share of issues.

"Even in the best games, rough edges are everywhere when using an iOS 7 controller. Virtual buttons still persist on screen regardless of whether or not you're using a controller in most of the games I've tried. I've been the most excited for the potential of Bluetooth iOS 7 controllers, and having one that uses the Lightning port is vaguely disappointing because of the limitations it imposes."

"The latency introduced through AirPlay is substantial, and I can't imagine anyone playing a game on their TV via AirPlay using a controller for anything past the initial "Huh, well that's neat," sensation," he continued. "It's "playable," in massive air quotes, but isn't a great experience by any means."

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