With the release of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, macOS 13.3, and tvOS 16.4 updates, Apple has expanded its support for gaming controllers, now including compatibility with Sony’s recently launched PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge wireless controller.
The gaming experience on Apple devices has seen significant advancements in recent years, owing to the powerful A-series and M-series chips found in the latest iPhone and Mac models, as well as the increased speeds provided by 5G connectivity.
This has enabled users to enjoy console-level gaming on devices such as the iPhone 14, Apple Silicon Macs, and various iPad models, including the iPad Pro (2022), iPad mini 6, and iPad Air.
Apple Arcade offers a diverse selection of both classic and contemporary games that can be played across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV devices. The addition of support for third-party wireless controllers further elevates the gaming experience on Apple’s platforms.
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- Sony PlayStation DualSense
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Apple first introduced support for the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller in iOS 14.5. The latest update, iOS 16.4, extends compatibility to the new DualSense Edge wireless controller. Sony unveiled the PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge in January 2023, marking the company’s debut of an ultra-customizable controller.
This device allows users to tailor controls to their preferred playstyle, resulting in a truly unique gaming experience. The controller comes with a range of hardware and software personalization options:
- Button remapping
- Ability to fine-tune stick sensitivity and triggers
- Swap between multiple control profiles
- A unique on-controller user interface
- Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers
- Three changeable sets of stick caps
- Two changeable sets of back buttons
The PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge is available for purchase at $199.99 from Amazon and includes a carrying case, USB charging cable, caps, connector housing, and other accessories.
Apple’s gaming ecosystem also supports a variety of other controllers, such as those from 8BitDo, Nintendo Online, Backbone One – PlayStation Edition, Xbox Series X controllers, and Razer Kishi V2.
Apple Store officially retails select gaming controllers catering to a wide array of gaming preferences and styles.