Apple Officially Delays macOS Monterey Universal Control Until Spring 2022

Apple has officially delayed Universal Control, a hallmark feature of macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 announced in June, until Spring 2022.

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In an update to the iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey feature pages, Apple now indicates that ‌Universal Control‌ will be "available this spring." ‌Universal Control‌, which allows users to use one mouse and keyboard across all of their Macs and iPads, has been absent from all versions of both macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15 thus far.

Apple had initially indicated that ‌Universal Control‌ would be launching in the fall of this year, presumably alongside the initial releases of macOS Monterey and iPadOS 15, but that promise did not materialize. Apple just today released macOS Monterey 12.1, including SharePlay and other new features, but lacking Universal Control. With the fall season officially ending on December 21, it seemed likely to be the case that the feature would be delayed until next year.

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Top Rated Comments

fwmireault Avatar
31 months ago
Monterey is the proof that the pressure to deliver annual major software upgrades is maybe too much. I would not mind a software schedule more about 18-24 months for major upgrades, giving time to implement new features and correct bugs
Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nathan_reilly Avatar
31 months ago
might as well ship it with the next one, right?
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dspdoc Avatar
31 months ago

Monterey is the proof that the pressure to deliver annual major software upgrades is maybe too much. I would not mind a software schedule more about 18-24 months for major upgrades, giving time to implement new features and correct bugs
I would LOVE a 2 year OS cycle. This yearly deal is ridiculous and kills developers.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
31 months ago
AirPower = chicken
Universal Control = egg
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Macropanda Avatar
31 months ago

Monterey is the proof that the pressure to deliver annual major software upgrades is maybe too much. I would not mind a software schedule more about 18-24 months for major upgrades, giving time to implement new features and correct bugs
This. Apples software/OS is getting less reliable with each release. I would gladly go 2, even 3 years without a major update if they could just fix the endless bugs and get back to the days of "It just works" because right now, it's far far from it.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdinterman Avatar
31 months ago
It's been a trend, over promise and under deliver...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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