Our sister site Pocketgamer.biz is reporting that an Apple game controller announcement could come as early as April. While it's been known that Apple has been developing a game controller for many months, whether it would be released or not was the big unknown.
This week Pocket Gamer's Jon Jordan and we have been asking developers if they have heard anything. Many developers have either directly or indirectly confirmed that an Apple controller of some type will be announced the first half of this year.
An Apple controller really only makes sense when tied with TV game play. As if the TV is the display you can't look down at your iOS device to see the virtual buttons. This leads us to believe that the Apple TV and particularly games for Apple TV will be announced too.
We'll keep asking around.