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The AP40 is a Bluetooth controller inspired by Apple's original retro logo. It is compatible with iOS / Android, PC, Mac and more.
The AP40 is a Bluetooth controller inspired by Apple's original retro logo. It is compatible with iOS / Android, PC, Mac and more.
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To celebrate Apple's 40th anniversary we wanted to bring something special to the world. Introducing the AP40, a wireless bluetooth controller, designed as an homage to Apple's original retro logo. It is compatible with many devices like iOS, Android, Mac and PC. Coupled with our Retro Receiver line, you can even use your AP40 on retro systems like the NES, SNES and now the Apple IIc.

Compatible with your smart devices or PC.
Compatible with your smart devices or PC.

 

Manufactured with a special focus on design and quality materials.
Manufactured with a special focus on design and quality materials.

 

The AP40 is designed with a silicon "leaf" plug for the USB port.
The AP40 is designed with a silicon "leaf" plug for the USB port.

 

The AP40 is a Bluetooth controller. Connecting it with any of your devices is a breeze. It pairs the same way that most other Bluetooth devices pair. You start by putting your controller in "Bluetooth mode" then in your devices Bluetooth setting, select the controller and it's paired. Check out the video below to see how easy it is to pair with each device.

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*For iOS devices, AP40 is compatible with iCade formatted apps only*

To honor Apple's pioneering Apple I in 1976, we designed a stand modeled after the original Apple II computer. It is designed to elegantly hold your AP40 controller, smart phone or tablet.

The AP40 stand elegantly holds your AP40 controller.
The AP40 stand elegantly holds your AP40 controller.

 

Use the AP40 stand to hold your iPhone or Tablet. It has the perfect viewing angle to play games.
Use the AP40 stand to hold your iPhone or Tablet. It has the perfect viewing angle to play games.

 

Crafted from aluminum.
Crafted from aluminum.

 

We wanted to do something unique to celebrate the anniversary of the Apple I. We developed a Retro Receiver for the original Apple IIc. If you are familiar with our Retro Receiver line (for NES & SNES), the Retro Receiver for Apple IIc functions exactly the same. It allows you to use your AP40 wirelessly with your original Apple IIc. Not only can you play your Apple IIc wirelessly with any 8Bitdo controller or arcade stick, you can even use wireless next gen controllers (PS3, PS4, Wii Mote, Wii U Pro). 

Play games on your Apple IIc wirelessly with the AP40 controller.
Play games on your Apple IIc wirelessly with the AP40 controller.

 

The entire set is designed as an homage to the original Apple II computer.
The entire set is designed as an homage to the original Apple II computer.

 

Compatible with all of 8Bitdo's controllers and next gen controllers, too.
Compatible with all of 8Bitdo's controllers and next gen controllers, too.

 

Housed in a beautiful aluminum enclosure.
Housed in a beautiful aluminum enclosure.

 

The AP40 Limited Edition is limited to 1976 units. It includes an AP40 controller, an AP40 Stand. Everything is packaged in numbered, Limited Edition packaging modeled after an Apple Disk II floppy drive. It also includes a Certificate of Authenticity

Limited edition packaging.
Limited edition packaging.

 

Each Limited Edition package is numbered 1 of 1976 units.
Each Limited Edition package is numbered 1 of 1976 units.

 

When you remove the lid on the packaging, you'll see something special inside.
When you remove the lid on the packaging, you'll see something special inside.

 

Each AP40 Stand is engraved with the Limited Edition number, too.
Each AP40 Stand is engraved with the Limited Edition number, too.

 

AP40 Controller

 

 

AP40 Stand

Retro Receiver for Apple IIc 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8Bitdo is committed to bringing you the best video game controllers, and accessories. Founded in 2013, we started with an idea - to bring high quality, wireless retro controllers to your smart devices. Today, we've released over 15 products, with many more in development now.

 

Risks and challenges

8Bitdo has a lot of experience manufacturing and shipping products. We've designed, produced and shipped over 15 products in the last 3 years. We'll be manufacturing the AP40 and other items with the same manufacturers we've been partnered with since 2013.

The biggest challenge we face is exceeding your expectations!

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