Apple Integrates PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge Controller Support in Latest iOS Update

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.

  • SteelSeries Nimbus+
  • Sony PlayStation DualSense
  • Rotor Riot
  • RiotPWR Cloud

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.

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