Apple devices to get Xbox series X Gamepad support

Joanna Estrada
November 24, 2020

A report by Apple Insider has suggested that the support might arrive soon. The page in question outlines how to connect wireless game controllers to your Apple device, though the Xbox Series X controller isn't listed under the "See which wireless controllers are supported" heading. The new controllers are now not officially supported on either iOS or iPadOS but Apple has said that they are working together with Microsoft to bring "compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update".

The development was shared by Apple on its support page and first spotted by a Reddit user (cvfunstuff).

The PlayStation 5's DualSense controller wasn't mentioned.

Xbox Series X Controller Support for Apple Devices in the Works
Apple iPhones, iPads may soon get support for Xbox Series X, Series S controller

With the smell of the new Xbox Series X|S still lasting in the air now is the best time to build up game collections as Microsoft is prolonging its early Black Friday sale to select digital games at 55% discount such as National Basketball Association 2K21, FIFA 21, Watch Dogs Legion, Far Cry 5, Forza Horizon 4, and Marvel's Avengers. The Xbox Series X gamepad will be coming as an update at a later time.

While the majority of mobile games can be played perfectly fine using the onscreen controls, there are some games that might benefit from using an external game controller. Microsoft had previously said that the new controller for the latest Xbox consoles includes tactile dot pattern on the triggers and bumpers to provide a better grip. To reduce latency, the company has also included a new technology called Dynamic Latency Input (DLI).

Express.co.uk were lucky enough to review both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S ahead of launch. Currently, the Xbox Series X price in India is set at Rs 49,990, while the Xbox Series S comes with a price tag of Rs 34,990.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER