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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.

Article Link: Universal Control Not Coming in macOS Monterey 12.1 and iPadOS 15.2
 

Realityck

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This was removed from the Monterey 12.0, 12.1 it was missing, and likely be in 12.2 after that kicks off as a guess. That would be against iOS iPadOS 15.3 also.
 
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uller6

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I can't wait for universal control! The new "feature" introduced with Monterey where streaming HomeKit videos are blurred when the home app is in the background is incredibly stupid - I can't watch my HomeKit baby monitor on my external monitor while working on the built-in monitor at the same time. I need to run HomeKit on a second computer instead...
 

Realityck

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Is HDR fixed in Mac OS 12.1?
YouTube HDR playback was disabled by Google for some reason, you can enable dev mode, and change user agent to Microsoft Edge or Chroma - Windows and see HDR playback ok. There is no gamma issues i saw on beta 3, fixed on beta 4.
 

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Downloading now but not holding my breath that I’ll finally be able to get a backup of my 14” M1Pro MacBook Pro as I’ve not had any acknowledgment of my logging this issue.
 

Realityck

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Downloading now but not holding my breath that I’ll finally be able to get a backup of my 14” M1Pro MacBook Pro as I’ve not had any acknowledgment of my logging this issue.
If you submitted feedback with a number, leave that open a bit and it will add below that:
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They don't reply to you unless they need more details or have addition questions for you.
 

evertjr

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I can't imagine how complex this is to implement in the seamless way they showed at WWDC. I suspect we'll see the first 12.2 beta next week with this feature alongside the public release of 12.1
 

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Big new feature like that isn't something they want to drop just before everyone leaves on Christmas vacation. Right now it's more cleaning up existing bugs. They'll get back to the feature releases after the holiday, when they're fully staffed. No one wants to be the one that has to work on the holiday because something isn't working right.
 

spatlese44

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Pretty sure "fall" ends on the same date in the northern hemisphere, it isn't decided on a country to country basis. /s
Being someone who lives in one of the three coldest major cities in the US, there’s a little ambiguity in what people call fall and winter. Astronomical fall and winter would be more precise here and March 22 may be “spring”, but don’t count on nice weather (or possibly Universal Control) until June.
 

HiVolt

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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.
Its public beta releases...

They should just do away with version numbers and do what Microsoft was doing. Spring feature update and Fall feature update.
 
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