After adding support for other Xbox-related controllers, Apple says it’s working on support for the newest generation of wireless controllers, too.
Earlier in November, Microsoft officially launched its newest pair of consoles, the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X. Both offer updated controllers compared to the consoles these new ones are replacing. To that end, Apple has to offer up support for them before they can work with the company’s devices. An official support document, spotted by a Reddit user (via MacRumors), Apple is working on that right now, alongside Microsoft.
Per the document:
Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.
And, as a brief reminder, here are the wireless controllers that are supported by Apple devices right now:
- Xbox Wireless Controller with Bluetooth (Model 1708)
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
- Xbox Adaptive Controller
- PlayStation DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
- Other MFi (Made for iOS) Bluetooth controllers might be supported
Interestingly, there isn’t a mention of Sony‘s latest controller, the DualSense Controller for the PlayStation 5. But that will probably change in the near future, considering the DualShock 4 (the controller paired with the PlayStation 4) offers support now.
Resource: How to pair Xbox and PlayStation controllers with iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
We’ll update you when Apple and Microsoft launch support for the new wireless controllers.