Citing multiple developer sources, the publication claimed that Apple (AAPL) has been talking to developers in a booked room under a pseudonym name at the annual Game Developers Conference this past week about the release of its own dedicated game controller. Same sources also told the publication, which is worth noting is not the most reliable source when it comes to Apple leaks, that they don’t know when Cupertino plans to release its physical iOS gaming controller, but it is expected the plans are to be announced during an annual April press event, which was previously for the iPad.
Dalrymple, who as Macrumors notes, “has solid connections at Apple” and an impeccable track record when it comes to confirming or debunking claims surrounding unannounced Apple products, denied the rumor of any current plans for an Apple-branded controller with a simple “Nope”.
“Long rumoured – and hoped for – GDC 2013 has finally provided confirmation that Apple will release its own dedicated game controller.”
Prior to today, Dalrymple’s most recent such statement came last month when he rejected a report from Jefferies (JEF) analyst Peter Misek, claiming that Apple will be holding a TV-related product event in March.