iOS 16 adds support for Nintendo’s Joy-Con and Switch Pro controllers

Nintendo Switch Joy Con Controllers in Grip - Pixabay

Being able to wirelessly connect an external gaming controller has been an option on iOS for quite some time. However, native support hasn't been. It was only with the launch of iOS 14.5, for instance, that Apple added native support for Sony's DualSense PlayStation 5 controller and Microsoft's wireless controller for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. And now Nintendo is getting in on the fun, too.

Apple briefly hinted that Apple Music is coming to gaming consoles

Apple Music is available beyond the Apple ecosystem, thanks to support on some smart TVs and, most notably, Android devices. But, one area of use that Apple has not yet capitalized on is video game consoles. Apple Music is not currently available on Sony's PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, Microsoft's Xbox One series or the newer Series S or Series X, and it's not available on Nintendo's Switch. However, there have been some grumblings that could be changing. And now even Apple's hinted at the possibility.

How to send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your iPhone

Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch

If you love playing games on your Nintendo Switch as much as I do, then you probably already know about the handy screenshot feature. Maybe you capture shots of high scores or levels you’ve tackled. And while it’s great you have an album to see all your screenshots, maybe you’d like to do a bit more with them.

You might want to post those awesome gaming moments on social media. You may want to brag to a pal that you got further in the game than they did. Or, you might even want to help a friend who is new to a game by showing them how to do something.

Whatever the reason, you can take those Nintendo Switch screenshots and plop them right onto your iPhone. From there you can send, share, post, or do whatever you like with them. Here’s how it’s done.

Nintendo Switch games successfully emulated on an M1 Mac

The M1 Mac lineup is brand new, both for Apple and consumers. So of course some folks out there want to test the limits of what Apple's first-party processor can do. Emulation is one way to do that, and one developer has found a way to emulate Nintendo Switch games on Apple's new hardware.