8BitDo controllers are now compatible with Apple products, including iPhones, iPads, and Macs, thanks to firmware upgrades and recent software updates from Apple (iOS 16.3, iPadOS 16.3, tvOS 16.3, and macOS 13.2). While compatibility is currently limited to certain models such as the Lite SE, Pro, Pro 2, SN30 Pro+, SN30 Pro for Android, and Ultimate Controller 2.4g, additional models are expected to become compatible soon.
The exceptional qualities of 8BitDo’s mobile gaming controllers have already made them a preferred choice for many users. With features such as excellent ergonomics, significant customization, and a touch of nostalgia, they offer an exceptional gaming experience. Moreover, the controllers’ compatibility with multiple devices, including Apple products, consoles, and PCs, allows for seamless switching between devices. These features make the controllers particularly useful for individuals who want to play action games while on-the-go or prefer not to use a touchscreen.
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While 8BitDo controllers offer excellent compatibility with Apple products, there are other impressive options for mobile controllers available in the market. For instance, SteelSeries’ Nimbus and Stratus models provide an Xbox-style gaming pad that suits enthusiasts’ preferences. Additionally, for individuals who want a makeshift Switch or Steam Deck, the Razer Kishi is a popular choice. Nonetheless, having more options for Apple-compatible input is always beneficial, especially for those who value 8BitDo’s priorities.
I’ve been hoping for the 8BitDo controllers to be compatible with my Apple devices, especially because of how cute and retro they look! Now there’s even more reasons to get on Apple’s gaming ecosystem, Apple Arcade.