The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published an Apple patent application revealing the company’s interest in an iPhone or iPad home button that transitions form its normal functionality into a small joystick for gaming.
What a brilliant idea. One button that does so many things is what I love most about my iPhone. From a fingerprint reader1, to always bringing me to the home screen, to Siri, to multitasking—and now, possibly, becoming an analog joystick for gaming.
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