You can now buy support to use your iPhone as a webcam for your Mac
During WWDC 2022, Apple let us take a look at the Continuity Camera feature. This feature, although simple, will allow you to use your iPhone as a webcam of your Mac. In the presentation, in addition, those from Cupertino showed a support to facilitate the placement of the device.
Today, several months after its presentation and a few weeks after the official launch of iOS 16, Apple has finally decided to launch support for turning your iPhone into a webcam. Its price is €35.95 (shipping is almost immediate) and you can choose between black and white, so it will not clash with your Mac. It is worth mentioning that it is not a pure Apple product, since Belkin has been in charge of carrying it out.
"Belkin iPhone Mount with MagSafe for Mac Laptops" is the name by which Apple describes its product in its official store. The web, on the other hand, allows us to appreciate its design and learn about various technical details. Among them, its ability to attach to almost any MacBook, and its optimization for the Continuity Camera feature of iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.
You can now use your iPhone as a webcam on your Mac
"Dock an iPhone with MagSafe technology to a Mac laptop to enjoy the new Continuity Camera features in the latest version of macOS," Apple says on its website. Also, ensure that the magnet used by MagSafe technology is capable of holding the iPhone in a totally safe way while "talking on FaceTime, recording content or making video calls". Its characteristics are described below:
- Magnetic docking of iPhone devices with MagSafe.
- Secure attachment to Mac laptops.
- Optimized for Continuity Camera on macOS Ventura.
- Grip and support to watch videos and much more.
- Supports MagSafe compatible holsters.
Likewise, you can change its orientation whenever you want without any inconvenience. Apple has even wanted to take the product a little further, and says that you can use it as a base to view content or to hold your iPhone when the accessory is undocked from the Mac.
Since June, when Apple introduced Continuity Camera, we have not had an official accessory to fulfill this feature. It wasn't until early August that Belkin would announce support for the iPhone, and they have had to spend more than two months to see its official launch. Fortunately, it is already here and you can get hold of it from the next link.