About this project
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.
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.
*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.
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).
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.
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.
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