Microsoft and Apple engaged on Xbox Sequence X controller assist for iPhones and iPads
Microsoft and Apple are working collectively so the brand new Xbox Sequence X and Sequence S controllers will work on iPhones and iPads. At the moment, the brand new controllers aren’t formally supported in iOS or iPadOS, however Apple says “Microsoft and Apple are working collectively to convey compatibility for the Xbox Sequence X controller to clients in a future replace.”
This isn’t the primary time the 2 corporations have needed to work on bettering 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 12 months. The assist debuted practically a 12 months after the Elite 2’s launch, although.
It’s not clear how lengthy it should take Apple to certify the brand new Sequence X controllers, however there are indicators that DualSense assist would possibly come quickly. Apple Insider reported lately that iOS 14.3, which is presently in beta, “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 12 months this time to incorporate the assist for the DualSense and new Xbox controllers.
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