Nintendo’s throwback controllers now work with Apple devices
Nintendo’s controllers can be used for much more than just the Switch.
Apple’s latest operating system updates unlock the ability to use Nintendo’s throwback classic controllers with Apple devices.
Apple’s release notes for iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura say that “many additional Bluetooth and USB game controllers are supported by the Game Controller framework on macOS 13, iOS 16, and tvOS 16 and later.”
Thanks to that wording, we assume that all of Nintendo’s modern throwback controllers will now work with Apple products.
But now, they have become much more versatile. In addition to their new functionality on Apple devices, the controllers are also available for use on Steam, the popular PC gaming platform.
So if you’re a big fan of Nintendo’s old-school controllers but don’t game on a Switch, these updates are for you.
Now you can play your favorite games on your iPhone, iPad, and more using Nintendo’s Bluetooth retro controllers.
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