Backbone Labs has recognized the issue that hampers the utilization of its great iPhone gaming controller with the new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. As we saw last week, the iPhone 13 Pro’s thicker camera bump implies the phone doesn’t sit perfectly in the Backbone One controller, either standing out on one side or causing the bridge on the back to somewhat clasp. It’s not unusable, but rather it’s not extraordinary.
“We spent a tremendous amount of time meticulously crafting every surface of Backbone One (both bits and atoms) and even designing universal support for the iPhones available when it was released,” a Backbone representative wrote in an official post on Reddit. “As a result, we’re disappointed in the situation at hand. Several folks on the team even upgraded to 13 Pro Max for a better gaming experience, and while the fit may be acceptable for some users, it’s not as good as we’d like it to be.”
To address this, Backbone has planned an adapter that is expected to work on the involvement in the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Tragically, the organization says it can’t mass-produce them immediately as a result of supply limitations and COVID-19, so the adapter design will be released as an open-source 3D printable file. In the event that you don’t access to a 3D printer, Backbone says “we’ll do our best” to send an adapter to clients who contact the organization’s support team.
The printable files ought to be posted online “in a matter of days;” we’ll let you realize how well the solution works when we can.