YouTubers Test Out macOS Ventura's Continuity Camera With Belkin Mount

One of the new features coming with macOS Ventura and iOS 16 is Continuity Camera, which is designed to allow an iPhone to be used as a webcam for a Mac. The feature is enabled in the current betas, but it is designed to be used with special mounts being made by third-party companies like Belkin.

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Belkin has designed a MagSafe-enabled Continuity Camera mount that allows an ‌iPhone‌ to be set up in an ideal spot on a Mac to be used as webcam, and while the mount is not yet released, several YouTubers have been able to test it out to give us an idea of how it works.

Brian Tong, iJustine, and ZolloTech have prototype versions of the mount, which is deceptively simple. It attaches to the back of the ‌iPhone‌ and a small plastic lip on the back of the mount rests on top of the MacBook in the ideal position.


When the mount is attached properly to a Mac, Continuity Camera is automatically activated, with the Mac swapping over to the ‌iPhone‌'s camera.


With Continuity Camera, there are a number of options to take advantage of, including Center Stage for keeping someone in the frame, Portrait mode for blurring the background, Studio Light for adjusting the lighting, and Desk View, which is a unique feature that uses the Ultra Wide lens to show off your desktop.


Belkin's Continuity Camera accessory will likely be ready for launch alongside the debut of ‌macOS Ventura‌ and ‌iOS 16‌ in a few months.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura
Related Forums: iOS 16, macOS Ventura

Top Rated Comments

Villarrealadrian Avatar
25 weeks ago
IJustine such a cringe…
Score: 42 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azentropy Avatar
25 weeks ago
I don't need to mount it to my MBP, I need to mount it to my external display!
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Stella Avatar
25 weeks ago
If Apple put decent webcams into their laptops, there would be less of a need for this.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HeroOfTime32 Avatar
25 weeks ago
The fact that Apple themselves are a partner and behind such a bandaid solution is pretty pathetic. It’s a workaround that admits they released a lackluster product from the get-go.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iGeneo Avatar
25 weeks ago
You all mock iJustine, but at the end of the day... she's getting well compensated.

Haters gotta hate ?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
25 weeks ago
This is cool and neat but still not sold if I find this useful or not.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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