Xbox Series X controller getting Apple support in ‘future update’

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Xbox Series X ControllerSource: Jez Corden/Windows Central

Apple has confirmed that it is working on an update with Microsoft to bring support for the Xbox Series X controller to customers soon.

As reported by MacRumors, a Reddit user spotted the small print on Apple’s support page for Wireless controllers which states:

Microsoft and Apple are working together to bring compatibility for the Xbox Series X controller to customers in a future update.

Customers can use a bunch of controllers from Microsoft, along with PlayStation’s DualShock 4 Wireless Controller and other MFi devices with Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, or Mac. Support games include Apple Arcade titles and App Store games.

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Xbox Series X Controller

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The Xbox One Wireless Controller is one of the best Apple TV gaming controllers around, and the Xbox Series X version delivers some cool improvements, including:

  • Slightly smaller form factor
  • A new share button
  • More tactile and ergonomic share buttons
  • New d-pad
  • Textured triggers
  • USB-C charging

Apple’s support page doesn’t confirm when this compatibility might roll out, simply stating the change is coming “in a future update.” There is no indication as to whethere Apple is working on similar compatibility for the PS5 controller, but it does currently support the PS4 version, so this seems a natural move going forward.

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