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.

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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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Top Rated Comments

YaBe Avatar
18 months 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...
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MisterSavage Avatar
18 months ago
DualShock for life.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rogifan Avatar
18 months 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrono1081 Avatar
18 months ago
I wish Nintendo Switch's Pro Controller were compatible. That's hands down my favorite.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tobefirst Avatar
18 months ago
Is this the first hardware product from Microsoft to be sold at an Apple store?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamski23 Avatar
18 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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