Everyone should have heard the media praise how powerful the MacBook Pro touchpad is, and it’s more comfortable to use than a mouse. However, if you use Boot Camp to install Windows on the MacBook series, you will find that the touchpad becomes difficult to use. This is also a problem that has plagued users for many years. It was not until the latest update that Apple solved it.
Users who previously installed Windows on MacBook Pro via Boot Camp can only install third-party software to enable the multi-touch function of the touchpad. Recently some netizens on Reddit found that after updating to the new version of Boot Camp 6.1.15. There is a built-in driver for the MacBook Pro touchpad under Windows, which can support Microsoft precision touchpad operation, that is, fully usable two-finger, multi-finger, and gesture operations. For operations including gestures, Apple has actually updated the official support documents
However, not all MacBook series notebooks are supported. Apple
stated that only Mac computers equipped with T2 chip can enable Windows Precision driver support under Windows, so this is only for models after the 2018 model to meet the requirements. Apple did not explain why. This restriction may be that they have to consider security and privacy protection. The main functions of the T2 chip include safe boot.
It can be considered the final stage of the use of Intel chip Mac computers because Apple has determined that it will completely transfer to its own ARM architecture chip in the next two years. The current new Mac computers equipped with M1 chips can no longer use Boot Camp. Of course, in the next few years, Apple will not completely abandon MacBook Pro and Mac Pro computers with Intel chips.