macOS Ventura adds new feature to use iPhone as Mac webcam
Apple has previewed macOS Ventura, the next major update coming to the Mac featuring Stage Manager, system-wide improvements, new features to Mail and Messages, new developer tools in Metal 3, FaceTime Handoff, Safari upgrades, and more.
With macOS Ventura, users are able to wirelessly use their an iPhone as their Mac’s webcam with a new feature called Continuity Camera. With Continuity Camera, Mac can automatically recognize and use the camera on iPhone when it is nearby — without the need to wake or select it — and iPhone can even connect to Mac wirelessly for greater flexibility.
Continuity Camera delivers features to all Mac computers including Center Stage, Portrait mode, and the new Studio Light — an effect that illuminates a user’s face while dimming the background. Plus, Continuity Camera taps into the Ultra Wide camera on iPhone to enable Desk View, which simultaneously shows the user’s face and an overhead view of their desk.
macOS Ventura will be released to the public later this year. The update is available on the following machines: iMac 2017 and later, Mac Pro 2019 and later, iMac Pro 2017, Mac mini 2018 and later, MacBook Air 2018 and later, MacBook 2017 and later, and MacBook Pro 2017 and later.
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