Back at WWDC, Apple showed off a feature called , which will allow users to control multiple Mac and iPad devices with a single mouse and keyboard or trackpad. When , Apple said that feature and SharePlay will arrive on Macs later in the fall. Although , you will have to wait a little longer at Universal Control.
Apple has quietly updated its website stating that Universal Control will not be available until the spring of 2022. The delay, which it noticed it could be a disappointment for those hoping to better connect their devices in the near future. However, it is better to check that this feature is working properly instead of releasing a version with potential errors.
When it arrives, the feature will be available on MacBook and Macbook Pro (2016 and newer), 2019 Mac Pro, MacBook Air (2018 and newer), iMac (2017 and newer) and 5K Retina 27-inch iMac from later 2015 As for supported tablets, you will be able to use iPad Pro, iPad Air (3rd generation and newer), iPad (6th generation and newer) and iPad mini (5th generation and newer) with Universal Control.
You will need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all devices. You can connect them via USB or you can use Universal Control wirelessly as long as the devices are within 30 feet of each other.
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