All the hardware you need to play Apple Arcade games


Apple made a splash in the mobile gaming world last fall with its launch of Apple Arcade , its game subscription service. At $4.99 (£4.99, AU$7.99) per month after a one-month free trial, users get all-you-can-play access to the 100-plus “new and exclusive” games on the service without the annoyance of additional in-app purchases or advertisements.

Unlike upcoming streaming game services such as Google StadiaArcade players download the games from the App Store to their device so they can start playing offline. The latest software updates to iOS 13 and iPadOS support Apple TV, Xbox, PlayStation and other Bluetooth controllers, in addition to traditional on-screen controls.

If you’re confused about what hardware is supported or needed to play Apple Arcade games (and it’s a long list), these are your current best options, along with our tips for pairing the best controller for Apple Arcade.

iPhone 11

Battery life for the iPhone 11 lasts up to an hour more than the iPhone XR, so users can play games on the go for longer before charging. Although the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone Max are made with Apple Arcade in mind, the service is also compatible with older phones that can run iOS 13, which runs from the iPhone 6S through iPhone XS and XR. Read the Apple iPhone 11 review.

iPad 7th generation

The seventh-gen iPad, announced last fall, boasts a larger 10.2-inch screen, bringing more space for gameplay than Apple’s previous 9.7-inch models. Although the new iPad provides a more immersive experience with its larger screen, Apple Arcade is available for the fifth- and sixth-gen iPad, fourth- and fifth-gen iPad Mini, and second- and third-gen iPad Air, all of which require the latest version of iPadOS. Read more about the new iPad.

SteelSeries Nimbus Controller

The SteelSeries Nimbus controller is a full-sized wireless controller compatible with many Apple devices including the iPhone 11 through SE, iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and Apple TV. The familiar button placement makes it easy for you to jump into your favorite arcade game without the added stress of fumbling around with an unfamiliar thumbstick and controller. In addition to its familiar design, the controller’s rechargeable battery lasts up to 40 hours.  Read more about the SteelSeries Nimbus.

iPad Pro

The current iPad Pro provides a screen even larger than the seventh-gen iPad, with 11- and 12.9-inch options. All models of the iPad Pro will support Apple Arcade. Read the iPad Pro (2018) review…….Read more>>

Source:- cnet