3D Print iOS 16 / Ventura Continuity Camera Mount For Your Mac Right Now, Here’s How
Part of the big macOS Ventura update that will be released later this year is a new feature called Continuity Camera that will allow people to use their iPhone as a webcam.
The feature will work by using the Ultra Wide camera on the iPhone to create an effect that will display the user’s test and their face at the same time, but to do that it needs a mount to attach to their monitor. That mount isn’t coming until later this year, but you can 3D print your own right now.
The feature itself is a pretty great one and allows people to present things that are in front of them while still showing their face, something that teachers could no doubt have benefited from when kids were being home schooled during the pandemic. The feature is here now though, and it’s all rather magical.
Using the Ultra Wide camera on iPhone, Desk View lets you show what’s on your desk during a video conference. It mimics an overhead camera and lets you share your desk and your face at the same time, with no need for complicated setup.
Apple has confirmed that new mounts from the likes of Belkin will hold iPhones on top of monitors and MacBooks, but one person has created a 3D printed version of their own. You can create your own, too — all you need is a MagSafe Charger and a 3D printer.
Designed and printed a Continuity Camera mount for my iMac Pro.
There is still no official word on when the Belkin holder will be available or how much it will cost, so this is probably a good bet — especially if you’re running the latest Apple betas and happen to have a 3D printer hanging around.
Apple will make macOS Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 available this fall, likely in or around September.