iPhone clients are walking around with extraordinary cameras in their pockets, so why not utilize that with their Macs? That is the fundamental thought behind Continuity Camera, a new feature coming to macOS Ventura that will allow you to thud an iPhone on top of your Mac, and utilize those mobile cameras to power video chats in FaceTime, Teams and some other conferencing app.
While cool, the feature is a bit clunkier than typical Apple offerings, since it requires a phone stand. Likewise a slight confirmation from Apple its laptop and desktop webcams aren’t awesome. (That is something we saw with the expensive Studio Display.)
The whole Continuity Camera setup works wirelessly, and it additionally brings over features like Center Stage, which assists the camera with following you around the room. Furthermore, it can take advantage of your phone’s ultrawide camera to show a top-down view of your desk.
For the most part, however, it’s a decent method for getting better background blur and lighting effects for all of your video chats. The main issue? You will not have the option to secretly use your phone while you’re caught in a work meeting.