Apple is now selling the Xbox Wireless Controller in their Apple online store and in bricks-and-mortar Apple Stores. Players can now use the Xbox Wireless Controller, as well as Sony’s DualShock 4 controller, with devices running iOS 13, iPadOS, and tvOS 13. (iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.)
Experience the enhanced comfort and feel of the new Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring a sleek, streamlined design and textured grip. Its Bluetooth connectivity lets you play your favorite games on an iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. The controller also offers up to twice the wireless range and the convenience of a 3.5mm stereo headset jack for connecting any compatible headset.
Apple has sold compatible gaming controllers on their website and in stores in the past, but never any from Microsoft or Sony. (Please note that Sony controllers are still not yet available in the Apple Store.)
A few days ago, the Apple Support account tweeted an instructional video on how to pair an Xbox Wireless Controller with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV.
It’s not just a controller. It’s your enemy-slaying sword, your pitcher’s golden arm, your salvation from lava.
— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) October 5, 2019
Keep in mind that you can usually find Xbox Wireless Controllers at a lower price than Apple’s $59.95 asking price (which is the suggested retail price). Amazon currently has new controllers as low as $48.98, or used as low as $39.98.