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Apple lets you use your iPhone as a webcam on a Mac

Apple announced the new MacBook Air, the new MacBook Pro, and the new versions of iOS, watchOS, and macOS during WWDC 2022. Without a doubt, one of the most exciting features it revealed at the conference.

iPhone can now be used as a webcam for Mac. Until now, it was possible to use iPhone as a webcam on Mac (and Windows) with a third-party app, like the folks at EpocCam at Engato, for example.

But starting with the new macOS Ventura, it’s possible to simply place your iPhone on your MacBook screen or Mac desktop and use your smartphone’s camera for video calls and more, and these cameras are definitely better. Anything else. Web camera for computer.

This is part of the Continuity for Mac feature which, by the way, also allows you to transfer an ongoing call from iPhone to Mac if you wish. Also, iPhone can be used as a webcam not only in FaceTime, but also in any video calling app available for Mac, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.

However, the feature that surprised me the most about this novelty is the “Deskview” mode, which allows you to see your desk or table as if it were taken from above, that is, as if there were a camera placed on a table. but it only uses the special ultra wide angle camera with iPhone and can show the user and the screen at the same time.

The results are amazing and can be very useful for people taking drawing lessons or whatever they want to display on the table.

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