Apple recently announced that some macOS Monterey features won’t be coming to Intel Macs, indicating the company may be phasing out Intel Mac support earlier than usual. But a new, surprising update now adds support for Windows Precision Touchpad to Boot Camp, a tool found only on x86 Macs.
Windows Precision Touchpad support is coming to Boot Camp via a surprise software update. First noticed by users on the r/MacOS subreddit and reported by The Verge, Precision Touchpad support works better than the third-party workarounds that Boot Camp users have been relying on for nearly a decade.
Those used to using Windows may be surprised at how many trackpad features rely on Precision Trackpad support. Features like tap to click, right corner to right click, and multi-finger gestures are impossible without Precision Trackpad support, which can make running Windows 1
Unfortunately, only a few Macs get support for Windows Precision Trackpad. A support document from Apple states that only Macs with a T2 chip can access the feature, with the exception of all Macs made before 2018. You can find a full list of Macs with a T2 chip on Apple’s website.
While we’re happy to see Apple continue support for Intel machines, it’s a little odd given macOS 12’s emphasis on M1 machines. Hopefully this is a sign that Apple will continue to support x86 devices for years to come.
Source: r/MacOS via The Verge