We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how well Gamevice works with the newly-released iPhone models. Good news: all of our recent iPhone Gamevice models are fully compatible with the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max!
The body shape of the iPhone X and iPhone XS design is not significantly longer than the iPhone 8, or thicker than the iPhone 8 Plus. As a result, Gamevice was already designed to work within the dimensions of these iPhone models. And the iPhone XS Max is actually smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus, so it fits quite comfortably with the Gamevice’s Plus-mode layout.
Once you’ve connected your iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max to your Gamevice, everything works as well as you’d hope. The Gamevice covers about a two millimeters of the corners of the iPhone’s edge-to-edge display – certainly not enough to obscure anything important in any game I’ve ever seen, and in fact won’t show up at all for any game not specifically optimized for full-screen. In addition, Gamevice fully supports the new iPhone’s FaceID and home gestures, so you can continue using your iPhone as you’d expect with Gamevice attached. It also leaves the iPhone’s speakers unobscured, so your games will sound absolutely amazing on the iPhone’s stereo speakers.
One caveat: Our first-generation Gamevice is not compatible with the iPhone XS Max, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 8 Plus. This is due to these iPhones’ camera bumps, which came after our first-generation product was released. This incompatible Gamevice has the model number GV156, and can be identified by the lack of rubber grips on the analog sticks and the Micro USB input. The newer Gamevice – model number GV157 – uses Lightning to charge and has rubberized analog grips. If your Gamevice has rubber analog sticks and a Lightning input, it will work with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
In total, our current-generation iPhone Gamevice is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. This Gamevice is available today from Apple, Amazon, and direct from us at Gamevice.com, and comes in a variety of special collector’s editions focused on select games.
If you’ve been holding out on grabbing a Gamevice out of concerns that it won’t work properly with the iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max, don’t worry about it – it is is a first-class gaming experience. Personally, I use the Gamevice with my iPhone XS Max whenever I want to game, and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.