Microsoft and Apple are working collectively so the brand new Xbox Collection X and Collection S controllers will work on iPhones and iPads. Presently, the brand new controllers will not be formally supported in iOS or iPadOS, however Apple says “Microsoft and Apple are working collectively to convey 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 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 yr. The assist debuted almost a yr after the Elite 2’s launch, although.
It’s not clear how lengthy it should take Apple to certify the brand new Collection X controllers, however there are indicators that DualSense assist may come quickly. Apple Insider reported just lately that iOS 14.3, which is at present in beta, “appears to include behind-the-scenes support” for the PS5’s DualSense controller.
Apple hasn’t talked about the DualSense in its assist be aware, however hopefully it doesn’t take the firm a yr this time to incorporate the assist for the DualSense and new Xbox controllers.