Backbone today announced the release of a new PlayStation edition of its acclaimed game controller for the iPhone. There’s also a dedicated new section in the Backbone app for iOS with new PlayStation releases and updates.

The new controller was created in partnership with Sony and inspired by the design of the PS5’s DualSense wireless controller, including transparent button faces. The controller is priced at $99.99 in the US and is available to order starting today in a white color to match the PS5 console, in addition to a black option.

Backbone says the controller is compatible with all iPhones, with an adapter included in the box for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Users can simply insert an iPhone into the controller and start playing PlayStation games via the PS Remote Play app or games from the App Store, Apple Arcade, Xbox Remote Play, etc.

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The controller connects to and is charged by the iPhone via Lightning, and there is an additional Lightning connector for direct charging. The controller also has a 3.5mm headphone jack, a button to capture screenshots and game clips, and a button to open the Backbone app. The controller can be collapsed/folded when not in use.

Customers who purchase the Backbone One PlayStation Edition controller can receive certain benefits, such as a free one-month subscription to Apple Arcade if they are not already subscribed to the service, as well as three months of free Discord Nitro and more. Again.

iPhones already support PS5 DualSense and Xbox Series X/S controllers via Bluetooth since the release of iOS 14.5 last year.

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