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Apple's working to deliver Xbox Series X/S gamepad support to their devices

PS5 DualSense support is also reportedly in the works

Apple's working to deliver Xbox Series X/S gamepad support to their devices

Apple's working to deliver Xbox Series X/S gamepad support to their devices

Apple's support website has been updated to state that "Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update", promising support for Microsoft's latest gamepad on their devices. 

According to 9-to-5 Mac, who was first to discover this announcement, also stated that iOS' 14.3 developer update also contained signs of planned support for Sony's DualSense PlayStation 5 controller, pointing towards stronger game support for future Apple devices. 

Apple devices already support Microsoft's Bluetooth Xbox Wireless controller, Elite series controller, and Adaptive Controllers. The company also supports Sony's DualShock 4 Wireless Controller. Adding support for the latest gamepads will give Apple users more gamepad options, though, at this time, it is unknown when Apple plans to push its iOS and macOS ecosystems as high-end gaming platforms. 

Microsoft reportedly plans to deliver xCloud support to iOS devices using the Safari browser, following a similar move from Nvidia. This will open up iOS to Xbox game streaming, without the need to utilise Apple's App Store or adhere to the platform's restrictions. 

With Mac devices moving to Apple Silicon, Apple has an opportunity to market their devices as a gaming ecosystem which spans from mobile to high-end desktop PCs, offering developers a top-to-bottom silicon architecture which could be utilised to deliver great gaming experiences. That said, Apple will need to deliver powerful gaming hardware in the future to be taken seriously by hardcore gamers. 
   

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