When Apple revealed macOS 12 Monterey During its WWDC 2021 event in June, Universal Control was easily theone of the most impressive features featured, allowing Mac users to seamlessly use an iPad as a second display. Any keyboards, mice or touchpads connected to the Mac can also be used to control the iPad , and the demo they showed at the event showed an easy to configure process that worked really well.
So when macOS 12 Monterey premiered, many people were eager to see how the feature worked. The problem was that Universal Control wasn't included in the first version of Monterey, and even after several months and beta versions it still wasn't showing.
This has led many to doubt that Universal Control will appear when macOS Monterey officially launches, which could be as early as week next, with Apple is organizing an event on the 18th October .
However, as 9to 5Mac reports , Universal Control appeared in macOS Monterey Beta 10. While this is a promising start, people cannotdays not use it. However, it can be enabled by going to System Preferences, where a new entry for Universal Control appears. However, the feature is also labeled "Beta ", indicating that the feature is not complete and may not work properly.
Analysis: Universal Control will be- it launched with macOS 12 Monterey?
The fact that Universal Control finally appeared in an early version of macOS Monterey makes it slightly more likely that it will be there when the system launches operating. Until recently, there was no sign of universal control, which did not bode well for functionality.
It seems Apple has had more problems to do foOperate Universal Control, which is why it has not been made available to people testing early versions of macOS 12.
However, it is likely that macOS Monterey will launch in a few days , so the fact that the feature has just arrived and is labeled "Beta ", means that if launched with macOS 12, the feature may not be fully completed.
If so, maybe it's best for Apple to leave it out until it fixes the issues it is having, then include it in a future release. macOS Monterey update.
While we can't wait to try the feature out, we'd rather wait a little longer than have to upgrade to a potentially bug-filled first release. Universal Control. First impressions are essential, so if users try Universal Control in this unfinished state and are frustrated with bugs or issues.es file, this might prevent them from using the feature for good, even if it is updated later. That would be a real shame.
So while we're hoping to see Universal Control included with macOS Monterey next week, Apple might even better leave that feature for later. The initial disappointment of not including it will be less damaging in the long run than the lingering frustration and disappointment with an unfinished product.