During this year’s WWDC, Apple introduced macOS Catalina with several notable features. Among these features, the Sidecar will allow users with access to an iPad to turn it to a secondary display for Macs.
This is an interesting development considering the company was rumored to integrate the feature into macOS for a long time. While the company will reveal more details of the latest feature in the coming weeks, recently developer Steve Troughton Smith revealed a list of computers which will support the Sidecar feature. In the latest tweet, Smith noted that the 27-inch iMac from 2015 or newer, the 2016 MacBook Pro or newer, the 2018 Mac mini or new, the 2019 Mac Pro, the 2018 MacBook Air, and the 2016 MacBook will support the feature.
Considering the upcoming macOS Catalina will support a lot of different Macs, this list is surprisingly short. At the moment, it’s unclear if the exclusion was due to hardware limitations of the older computers.
If you are disappointed to find out the latest information, you should note that Apple isn’t the first company to introduce such functionality. If you want to use the upcoming feature, you can check out other third-party software which can also turn your iPad into a secondary display. You can check out Smith’s latest tweet below.
To enable Sidecar on older Macs and devices (sadly, doesn’t work on mine): defaults write https://t.co/LLWkWTxkE0.sidecar.display allowAllDevices -bool YES
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) June 5, 2019