Apple Website Confirms Delay in Universal Control Rollout, Fall Release Expected

Apple announced its Universal Control feature some time back, with this specific feature allowing users to control multiple devices via a single keyboard and mouse.

Users have been waiting for the same for quite some time, but, it seems that it will not be launching alongside macOS Monterey. In case you missed it, the Cupertino giant has announced that the new OS build is coming to users starting October 25, with the feature page indicating a very peculiar change.

The page has been updated to mention that Universal Control will be available later this fall, as spotted by MacRumors. During Apple’s WWDC 2021, Craig Federhigi took to the stage to drag a file from an iPad from a MacBook’s screen to drop it on to an iMac, demonstrating the capabilities of Universal Control.

Is Universal Control Not Coming With macOS Monterey’s Stable Release?

MacOS Monterey

This is not something very new, since the feature is a mere combination of technologies that have been in the works for a couple of years, but, if the onstage presentation was anything to go by, this new feature will be pretty easy to use and useful to some, if not most.

For those curious, beta builds of macOS Monterey have been available since the announcement, but Universal Control has not been seen as of now, meaning that, as of the time of writing this article, no public user has gotten a chance to try this feature.

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Another feature that has seemingly been similar to Universal Control’s rollout is SharePlay, which evaded the iOS and iPadOS 15 release. However, in its case, it was at least present in a few beta builds.

On Apple’s macOS Monterey page, SharePlay and certain other features sport an asterisk mentioning that they are  “coming later this fall,” but, in the case of Universal Control, there is a separate message that mentions “available later this fall.”

What Else Do We Know About the Rollout of the Latest OS Version?

macOS Monterey

When it comes to macOS Monterey the update includes a brand new Safari browser with a new design. It also brings Shortcuts App to the Mac, a new Focus Mode, Quick Notes, AirPlay to Mac, Universal Control for seamlessly work across multiple Apple devices, and more. The following devices will get the update.

  • Early 2015 and later MacBook Air
  • Early 2015 and later MacBook Pro
  • Late 2014 and later Mac mini
  • Late 2015 and later iMac
  • 2017 and later iMac Pro
  • Late 2013 and later Mac Pro
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