Apple chooses Joy (cons) – TechCrunch

If you’re the kind of person who played Pokémon Crystal on your jailbroken iPhone 3 in your high school math class, then there’s even bigger news coming out of WWDC than the M2 MacBook. On iOS 16, Apple iPhones support Bluetooth pairing with Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers, giving you more control while playing mobile games.

According to Apple engineer Nat BrownJoy-Cons can be paired as one controller with both the left and right sides, or a single Joy-Con can be used as a controller. Some users have reported bugs when switching between combined and single controls, but there are some issues to be expected in the brand new iOS 16 beta. Ideally, users should be able to split and recombine individual Joy-Cons by holding down the iPhone’s screenshot and home buttons for a few seconds.

Former GBA4iOS creator Riley Testut, seeing Joy-Con compatibility, is now developing Delta, another iOS game emulator. While the emulator isn’t in the App Store, you don’t have to jailbreak your phone to download it, unlike in the past. But if you want to play games like the original “Super Smash Brothers” on your iPhone, remember that it is illegal to download copyrighted ROMs online. Personally, connecting a Switch controller to my iPhone will at the very least revolutionize my iOS Tetris gameplay.

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