Big month of April for Apple which, this week, gives us three updates on as many product lines: macOS 11.3, iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4.
The new update for iOS mobile products – iPhone and iPad – brings support for new joysticks, which could be a game-changer for Apple device users.
With the power gain of recent iOS mobile devices, their ability to run console-quality games increases.
For example, the NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition basketball game recently released on Apple Arcade with new modes and improved graphics also supports an external controller including next generation ones that can be used on Apple devices.
PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers
The iOS 14.5 update will make PS5 and Xbox Series X controllers work on a range of Apple products, from iPhones to iPads to Apple TV devices – which means Apple Arcade games on TV will be compatible with new controllers. generation.
Additionally, touch controls will be added to the arsenal for playing games from Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass ecosystem.
And cloud games like Doom Eternal, Dragon Quest 11, or Dirt 5 are becoming compatible with touch controls.
How do you know if you can use a controller with Apple Arcade games?
If a controller icon appears on a game’s page in the App Store, it means that it supports controllers. The controllers are compatible with a large number of Apple Arcade games, and are even required for some games on Apple TV.