Universal Control Not Coming in macOS Monterey 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2

Apple today seeded the release candidate versions of both iPadOS 15.2 and macOS Monterey 12.1, making it clear that the long awaited Universal Control feature is not coming in the software updates that are expected to launch sometime next week.

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There is no mention of ‌Universal Control‌ in the release notes for macOS Monterey 12.1 or iPadOS 15.2, and the feature has not been introduced in any of the betas nor is it present in the release candidate versions. The RCs that we got today represent the final version of the software that's expected at release.

Apple sometimes releases second RC versions to address bugs, but new features are not typically added at this stage.

First announced at WWDC, ‌Universal Control‌ is an iPad and Mac feature that's designed to allow a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard to be used across multiple Mac and ‌iPad‌ devices.

Apple's ‌macOS Monterey‌ page continues to list the ‌Universal Control‌ feature as "available later this fall," but "fall" in the United States ends on December 21, which is when it swaps over to winter.

With ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2 expected to launch next week ahead of the Christmas holiday, it is looking increasingly unlikely that we're going to see ‌Universal Control‌ before the end of 2021.

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Top Rated Comments

raindogg Avatar
13 months ago
I'de be perfectly happy with an OS update every two years, as long as they are more stable and actually have the features they advertise.

Stop Rushing Yearly Updates!!!!
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contacos Avatar
13 months ago
Does Apple have only 5 developers or what
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
13 months ago
No words.

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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DHagan4755 Avatar
13 months ago
That's a bummer —BUT— let them get it stable before unleashing it to the masses with bugs.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnalan Avatar
13 months ago
120hz safari? Mem leaks? Basic features you advertised in your keynote?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aesc80 Avatar
13 months ago
Looks like Apple is still holding back features it promised it'd come out with. Come on crew - it's kinda getting old. These OS teases are more "Program Manager" specials now more than ever.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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