Apple has filed a patent to launch their own dual-analog stick gaming controller. The controller, with dual-analog sticks, resembles the PlayStation DualShock controllers, and also has four shoulder buttons, four face buttons and what seem to be start and select buttons.

The patent also describes the ability to use your iPhone as a universal remote for things like video game consoles, and the supplied image showing an Xbox 360. The description is not unlike what Microsoft announced for their SmartGlass tech.

While plenty of patents are filed and never followed up on, this would specifically address a need for the system long since demanded by the core gaming community.