As part of its press release announcing the new iPad Air with the M1 chip, Apple confirmed that macOS Monterey 12.3 will be released next week. In advance, Apple sent the macOS 12.3 release candidate to developers for testing.

A key new feature in macOS 12.3 is Universal Control, allowing a single mouse or trackpad to control multiple Macs and iPads placed side-by-side. macOS 12.3 also introduces several new emoji, deprecates kernel extensions used by cloud storage providers Dropbox and OneDrive, eliminates Python 2 as a preinstalled scripting language, and more.

Apple press release:

With the release next week of iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3, Universal Control will allow users to work with a single mouse and keyboard and move between Mac and iPad for a seamless experience, with no configuration required. Users can even drag and drop content from one device to another, which is great for drawing with Apple Pencil on iPad and placing it in a Keynote slide on Mac.

Apple has also confirmed that iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4 will be released next week.

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