Apple quietly adds Nintendo retro controller support for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV

Apple’s latest device updates have made retro and retro-inspired games more authentic by adding support for classic Nintendo controllers.

Those with devices running iOS 16.1, tvOS 16.1, iPad iOS 16.1, and macOS Ventura can enjoy a host of new features on the best iPhones, best iPads, and best MacBooks and Macs. But an update we didn’t know would be coming will be welcomed by anyone who loves playing classic-style games through Apple Arcade and the App Store.

That’s because after the update, you’ll be able to wirelessly connect your NES, SNES, and N64 Bluetooth Classic controllers to your Apple device of choice (via MacStories (opens in new tab)).

Now You Can Play iPhone Games With Iconic Nintendo Controllers (Image credit: )

These Nintendo Switch compatible controller versions of Nintendo’s past were created to give Nintendo Switch Online subscribers a stronger sense of nostalgia when playing retro games through Nintendo Online, and now you too can bring that experience to your games for iPhone and iPad.

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