Apple has announced that IOS 16, the latest update to its mobile operating system, will add support for the Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con controllers.
The news was revealed during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference this week, after which the first developer beta was made available. Developer Riley Testut then discovered while testing the beta that his Switch Pro Controller could now be recognised and supported by his iPhone.
The news of IOS 16 adding support for the Switch Pro Controller and Joy-Con controllers was met with excitement from Nintendo fans. Some were hoping that this would mean they could use their Switch controllers with their iPhones, and they were not disappointed.
While showing the controllers mapped to a Nintendo 64 controller, Testut stated “Apple seriously killed it with this implementation, this is incredible.”
Apple engineering manager Nat Brown later confirmed the support on Twitter, pointing out it is possible to split the Joy-Con into two separate controllers.
We are not yet sure if other Switch controllers will be supported by IOS 16, but this news is sure to please many Nintendo fans who were hoping to use their Switch controllers with their iPhones. Stay tuned for more updates on IOS 16 as they become available.
What do you think of this news? Are you excited to use your Switch controllers with your iPhone? Let us know in the comments below!
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