Apple hosted its Spring Loaded virtual event today and took the opportunity to show off its updated iPad Pro lineup with the new M1 processor. One of the coolest new features supported by the new iPad Pro is support for console gamepads. Specifically, the PS5’s DualSense pad can be paired to the new iPads and make use of haptic feedback.
This new development was revealed as part of the iPad Pro reveal presentation. The DualSense and Xbox Series X gamepads were already able to be paired with previous-generation iPad Pros and other iOS devices, though support for advanced features like the haptic feedback of the DualSense was not included. Many of the DualSense features now work on PC via the use of community-provided workarounds, though this does not apply to the haptic feedback.
Apple’s announcement would mark the first device other than the PS5 to make full use of the DualSense. The company did not provide any details on the controller support, save for a single snippet from the iPad Pro press release:
For more of the new products and announcements made as a part of today’s Apple Spring Loaded event, be sure to check out our full coverage overview.
Chris Jarrard posted a new article, New M1-powered Apple iPad Pro can use PS5 DualSense haptic feedback
this article has some misinformation:
"The DualSense and Xbox Series X gamepads were already able to be paired with previous-generation iPad Pros and other iOS devices, though support for advanced features like the haptic feedback of the DualSense was not included."
they can be paired with any apple device running iOS, iPad OS, and tvOS 14.5's beta which just reached RC status today and had about 8 or so beta revisions. haptic feedback is still a feature meant to be worked into a game by dev. it was also available to games on macOS in the 11.3 beta with support for those controllers, also given RC update today.
the one tidbit you shared from apple does not specifically mention that haptic feedback support is included strictly on this new ipad, it's not even named at all.