It looks like the new iControlPad for the iPhone has gone into production. This will allow everyone to enjoy a their games for the iPhone a bit easier as you will not have to any longer worry about the touchscreen to control your games. The new controller will be available in two different models. One will have an internal battery that you will also be a will to charge your phone with and another one that will be less expensive and will not have the battery. Other than that they will both have the same game controls. It will have the two analog controllers as well as the typical ABXY buttons and of course the selected start button. There is no release date yet, and so far, no one is quite sure how much this is going to cost.
This comes on the heels of the announcement on February 24 that Apple iTunes had its 10 billion songs downloaded. This is a culmination of seven years worth of songs being downloaded, and the rate that we have seen people using iTunes means that we will probably see the 20th billion download for years from now. Apple recently acquired Lala, which is an online music streaming company. This company has enabled users to be able to download a track free for the first time and only charging $.10 per track of their unlimited streams. This may be a way for Apple to hit that new milestone fairly quickly especially with their iPhone unlocked cell phone users.
In other iPhone news, iTunes recently removed over 5000 apps that were deemed to be offensive. This came as a response to the many complaints from women that found much of the content to be very degrading. This is also are sponsored to the numerous complaints from parents that were not very happy with some of the applications that their children were able to have access to. There was a rumor that Apple was going to have an explicit content area to be able to satisfy some of the complaints from the developers who are losing thousands of dollars a day. This seems to be a rumor as no response has been forthcoming from Apple. Apple does not seem to want to deal with explicit applications and wants to keep their app store much more family-friendly. They did introduce some parental controls, but it seems as though the number of adult rated apps were far more than what Apple was comfortable having.