Following Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference presentation earlier today where iOS 16 was announced, the first beta of Apple’s new iPhone firmware was made available to developers — who have wasted no time digging into every nook and cranny they can find. Riley Testut, the developer behind the popular emulator app Delta and sideloading service AltStore and AltServer, has found that iOS 16 will natively support the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con controllers and the Switch Pro Controller.
!!! iOS 16 natively supports Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers!!
Can confirm they work perfectly with Delta 😍 pic.twitter.com/p8u1sdjvTt
— Riles 🤷♂️ (@rileytestut) June 6, 2022
Testut has found that both the left and right Joy-Con can be used as single controllers, and it’s also possible to pair a set of two Joy-Con simultaneously to act as a single controller, just like they can on the Nintendo Switch. Nat Brown from Apple also confirmed that you can dynamically switch between the single Joy-Con and dual Joy-Con configuration by holding the screenshot and home buttons simultaneously for a few seconds.
You’ll have to wait just a bit to use your Joy-Con with your iPhone, as it will be a few weeks before the public beta of iOS 16 is available to everyone (in July), and even longer until the official release this fall — but this sure is exciting news!
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