Backbone Labs has recognized the problem that makes it difficult to use their excellent game controller for iPhone with the new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. As we noticed last weekThe thicker camera bump on the iPhone 13 Pro means the phone doesn’t sit perfectly on the Backbone One controller, either sticking out on one side or causing the bridge on the back to bend slightly. It’s not unusable, but it’s not cool.
“We spent an enormous amount of time meticulously crafting each surface of Backbone One (both bits and atoms) and even designing universal support for the iPhones available when it was released,” wrote a Backbone representative in a official post on Reddit. “As a result, we are disappointed with the current situation. Several people on the team even upgraded to 13 Pro Max for a better gaming experience, and although the setting may be acceptable to some users, it is not as good as we would like. ”
To address this issue, Backbone has designed an adapter intended to enhance the experience with the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Unfortunately, the company says it can’t mass-produce them right away due to supply limitations and COVID-19, so the adapter design will be released as an open source 3D printable file. If you don’t have access to a 3D printer, Backbone says “we’ll do our best” to ship an adapter to users who contact the company’s support team.
Printable files must be posted online “within days”; We will let you know how well the solution works when we can.