Apple has updated Boot Camp to the 6.1.19 version which includes updates to the Precision Touchpad driver and bug fixes. Boot Camp is a utility tool to enable Apple users to run Windows on their Intel-based Macs simultaneous to macOS.
For compatible MacBook and Magic Trackpad models, Apple released support for advanced multi-touch trackpad gestures in Windows in 2021 like pinch-to-zoom, single tap to click, precise scroll, and other three-four fingers gestures.
Macs compatible with the new Boot Camp 6.1.19 update
Apple still sells Intel-based Macs, therefore, the company has been regularly updating Boot Camp. Previously, the app’s 6.1.16 version included support for WPA 3 Wi-Fi and a fix for a Bluetooth driver issue, and the 6.1.17 update added drivers for Studio Display to work with Windows.
The latest version of the tool brings improvements to the Windows Precision Touchpad drivers and performance.
As Macs with Apple T2 chips are compatible with the Windows Precision Touchpad drivers, the new update is available for the following Mac models:
- 27-inch iMac (2020)
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro (2019)
- Mac mini (2018)
- Intel MacBooks (2018 and later)
As Windows is not compatible with Apple Silicon, M1 and M2 Macs do not offer Boot Camp but can run Windows 11 through virtualization software like Parallel 18 and VMware Fusion.
Having said that, YouTubers at @MaxTech tested Windows 11 performance on the new M2 MacBook Air and natively supported Dell XPS Plus. The experiment revealed that M2 MacBook Air not only ran Windows 11 faster than the more expensive Dell XPS Plus, but it also delivered high power efficiency.
Although Apple Silicon Macs do not support all software on Windows through virtualization, dual OS compatibility resolves that issue. Users can run incompatible apps on macOS. That means, for Windows users Intel-based and Apple Silicon Macs both are viable options.