Apple has added support for a whole new set of controllers to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. Among them, the Bluetooth re-release of the Super Nintendo, NES and Nintendo 64 consoles.
A pleasant surprise that Apple kept for owners of old Nintendo consoles. The company has already added to Iphoneand iPad, Mac and Camel Support for additional controllers, including many Nintendo-branded Bluetooth models. Among the models supported since yesterday’s wave of updates, the Bluetooth (dedicated to the adapter) version of the Super Nintendo, the NES, has brought back the Nintendo 64 consoles as well.
Some models from other brands have also been added for support, such as the Sega Genesis console. And dive into the iOS 16 code, 9to5Mac He was also able to see that the same goes for 8Bitdo controllers, BADA MOGA XP5-X Plus, or Logitech F710 Gamepad, which are also supported.
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Adding multiple consoles to support is part of Apple’s effort to make as many consoles as possible compatible with its products. A policy that’s not entirely neutral since the company doesn’t have its own console to accompany its Apple Arcade subscription. Therefore, Apple takes care to ensure that consoles from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, or third-party accessories are fully compatible with their products.
The nifty iOS/tvOS 16.1 supports the official BT/USB-C Super Nintendo Switch Controller 😄 I don’t have N64 or NES versions to test, but I think it’s supported now too 🎮 pic.twitter.com/mfkTIHpXun
—Steve Troyon Smith (@stroyonsmith) October 24, 2022
A few weeks ago, the Cupertino giant already added support for the Nintendo Joy-Con and Pro Controller to iOS 16. Finally, note that for a long time it was already possible to connect the Sony Dualshock 4 via Bluetooth (which can be purchased directly from the Apple Store), or a controller Xbox, SteelSeries Nimbus + or Rotor Riot consoles. No one else reads them.
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