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Apple Adds Microsoft's Xbox Wireless Controller to its Online Store

Apple has added the Xbox Wireless Controller to Apple.com, although the accessory is currently unavailable to purchase at the time of writing. Apple sells a few different gaming controllers on its website to connect to iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS devices, but as of yet the company has never directly sold Microsoft or Sony's own gaming controllers.


Now that players can connect the Xbox Wireless Controller to their iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV to play games on Apple devices, it appears that Apple has worked out a deal with Microsoft to sell its controller on the Apple store. As of now, Sony's DualShock 4 has not appeared on Apple.com.



Thanks to apps like Sony's PS4 Remote Play, even more gaming options have opened up for iPhone users, who can use the app to remotely control and play compatible games from their PS4 on their iPhone or ‌iPad‌. Microsoft is planning to launch a streaming app of its own to allow mobile users to connect to their Xbox One consoles.

As a note, these controllers are typically cheaper than the traditional $60 price tags. Right now, you can get the Xbox Wireless Controller for $43.99 at Best Buy or $49.99 at Target.

Update 9:40 a.m.: Apple's online store is now allowing customers to order the controller, with delivery and in-store pickup options available.

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1 week ago


even xbox controller gets the apple tax? i got mine for like 30 bucks on black friday at bestbuy

Well considering it's not black friday...
Rating: 30 Votes
1 week ago
DualShock for life.
Rating: 18 Votes
1 week ago


even xbox controller gets the apple tax? i got mine for like 30 bucks on black friday at bestbuy

But it’s not Black Friday.
Rating: 10 Votes
1 week ago
I wish Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller were compatible. That's hands down my favorite.
Rating: 9 Votes
1 week ago
Is this the first hardware product from Microsoft to be sold at an Apple store?
Rating: 8 Votes
1 week ago
Microsoft controllers are really ergonomic - perfect for binge sessions. Ive always preferred PlayStation console but Xbox controller is hands down better as it does not fatigue my hands.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
I recently switched from XBox to PS and the one thing I really miss is the controller. The DualShock is OK but I prefer the XBOX controller. The layout makes more sense to me. That said, I hope DualShock gets support as well since I have two of those and no XB controllers.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago
Seriously a good controller. I've always owned a PlayStation but I do game a lot with Steam and this has been such a great controller.
Rating: 6 Votes
1 week ago


I recently switched from XBox to PS and the one thing I really miss is the controller. The DualShock is OK but I prefer the XBOX controller. The layout makes more sense to me. That said, I hope DualShock gets support as well since I have two of those and no XB controllers.


I believe iOS 13 and tvOS already supports DualShock. Not sure if it will be sold at Apple Stores alongside the Xbox controller.
Rating: 5 Votes
1 week ago
even xbox controller gets the apple tax? i got mine for like 30 bucks on black friday at bestbuy
Rating: 4 Votes

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