- ‘Mobile assets’ could be used in iOS 16 to provide third-party controller support.
- It may support single and twin Nintendo Joy-Con modes.
- These Nintendo controllers may be compatible with iPadOS, tvOS, and macOS.
Ios 16 Updates: During the ongoing Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022, Apple introduced iOS 16, their next generation iPhone operating system. Apple is reportedly boosting its game controller support with iOS 16, according to new rumours. The iPhone and iPad already support PlayStation and Xbox controllers. iOS 16 is expected to have native support for Nintendo JoyCon and Pro Controllers. Additionally, iOS 16 will have native support for game controllers from Logitech, 8Bitdo, and other manufacturers.Developer Riley Testut discovered this feature while using the latest developer beta build of iOS 16.
He was able to play games with the Nintendo JoyCon and Switch Pro Controllers while running the latest developer beta build of iOS 16. iOS 16 can recognise the JoyCon controllers independently and as a single controller, according to Testut. There is supposed to be an opportunity to customise controls in Bluetooth settings after pairing the JoyCon.Furthermore, Apple’s latest betas of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and macOS, according to Nat Brown, an engineering manager, support both of these Nintendo controllers and more. Brown also revealed how to switch between single and dual JoyCon modes.To make the move, you’ll need to hold down the screenshot and home keys for a few seconds, according to reports.In similar news, 9to5Mac claims to have investigated the internal code of the iOS 16 developer beta, which hints that it may support additional new controllers in addition to Nintendo’s. The BADA MOGA XP5X Plus and Logitech F710 Gamepad will also be compatible with i’OS 16, according to the article. Furthermore, third-party controller support for iOS is expected to be based on “mobile assets.” This move should allow Apple to add support for many more controllers via OTA updates in the future. According to reports, Apple will not need to issue a new i’OS version to integrate controllers.The developer beta for i’OS 16 is now available, with public betas following in July and a complete release in 2022.