Apple Patents Joystick For iPhone
Gaming on a touch screen has come a long way in the last few years, but sometimes it would still be nice to get the physical feeling of a button or joystick under your fingers. It seems that Apple may agree as a newly filed patent shows.
The patent shows an illustration of the home button popping up into a joystick for multi-functional utilization. The patent described it as being used for controlling a browser, word-processing, as well as gameplay.
Hopefully we'll be seeing this in the iPhone 7 or 8. However, Apple has been known to file a ton of patents just to waylay the competition so only time would tell.