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iOS 16 adds support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Pro controllers

With iOS 16, Apple is finally rounding off its game controller support.

Earlier today, the company unveiled iOS 16 during the WWDC 2022 keynote. While the latest version of iOS includes a ton of new features for users and developers, a major update n did not make the presentation.

A developer, Riles, posted on Twitter that iOS 16 is coming with an update which is great news for Nintendo gamers. According to the iOS 16 developer beta, the new version of iOS has added native support for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller.

But that’s not all. In an additional tweet, the developer also discovered that even single Joy-Cons are now supported with the next version of iOS.

This is great news for anyone who has played on Nintendo but also wants to use their controller with their iPhone. Xbox and Playstation gamers have enjoyed this luxury for years, so it’s great to see that Nintendo gamers will be able to enjoy the compatibility too.

While it’s currently unconfirmed if the controllers will work on other Apple devices, the company clarified in the tvOS 16 Developer Release Notes that “many additional Bluetooth and USB game controllers are supported by the Game Controller framework on macOS 13, iOS 16, and tvOS 16 and later.” We can therefore assume that this compatibility will be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.

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