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Microsoft and Apple engaged on Xbox Collection X controller assist for iPhones and iPads

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Microsoft and Apple are each working collectively so the brand new Xbox Collection X and Collection S controllers will work on iPhones and iPads. At the moment, the brand new controllers usually are not formally supported in iOS or iPadOS, however Apple says “Microsoft and Apple are working collectively to carry compatibility for the Xbox Collection X controller to prospects in a future replace.”

This isn’t the primary time the 2 firms have needed to work on enhancing Xbox controller assist. Apple labored with Microsoft so as to add assist for the Xbox Elite 2 controller and the Xbox Adaptive Controller to iOS 14 earlier this yr. The assist debuted practically a yr after the Elite 2’s launch, although.

It’s not clear how lengthy it is going to take Apple to certify the brand new Collection X controllers, however there are indicators DualSense assist may come quickly. Apple Insider reported not too long ago that iOS 14.3, which is at the moment in beta, has some “seems to incorporate behind-the-scenes assist” for the PS5’s DualSense controller.

Apple hasn’t talked about the DualSense in its assist notice, however hopefully it doesn’t take the firm a yr this time to incorporate the assist for the DualSense and new Xbox controllers.


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