of Continuity camera function was one of the headliners. macOS Ventura update: Now you can use your compatible iPhone as a webcam on any Mac via a Lightning cable or wireless connection.When Any The iPhone camera is a significant upgrade over most of the 720p and 1080p webcams that ship with iMacs, as well as the 1080p desktop webcams from Logitech, Microsoft, Razer, and others (Mac minis and Pros without built-in webcams). for owners of
The problem is finding a place to put your iPhone when you’re trying to use it as a camera.Belkin I made a MagSafe mount You can quickly clip your iPhone to the top edge of your MacBook, but the retaining clip is too narrow to work with most desktop monitors. A new version of the mount announced today is created with a wider base and a kickstand of sorts to fit over most desktop monitors.
At the time of writing this Belkin iPhone Mount (Magsafe Compatible) for Mac Desktop Apple’s site lists it for $29.95, but a Belkin rep told me the correct price is $39.95. Product photos show it sitting astride the Studio Display, which includes a front-facing camera similar to the one Apple puts on iPads, but the quality is mixed.
The Belkin mount, a MagSafe accessory, only works with the subset of iPhones that support the Continuity Camera feature. MagSafe is included with all iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 models (Pro, mini, Max, etc.), and Continuity Camera works with older phones up to his iPhone XR in 2018. To support Continuity Camera, your Mac must be running macOS Ventura and your phone must be running iOS 16.0 or later.