Ahead of the launch of macOS Ventura with Continuity Camera feature, Apple has begun selling Belkin iPhone Mount with MagSafe for MacBooks on its online store.
The upcoming Continuity Camera feature turns an iPhone into Mac’s webcam. Without any setup requirement, the Mac automatically recognizes and turns on the iPhone’s camera when it is nearby even without waking it up.
[Update: Have added a new video by MacRumors which shows the new mount in action, impressive performance.]
The innovative feature will be useful for video calls, group collaborations, and video recordings as it supports features like Center Stage, Portrait Mode, and Studio Light effect which illuminates the user’s face while dimming the background. As Mac’s webcam, the Desk View feature uses iPhone’s Ultra Wide camera to provide two views during a FaceTime video call.
Now, Belking offers a compatible iPhone Mount to securely place the smartphone on a MacBook.
Belkin iPhone Mount for MacBook is available for $30 on Apple online store
Optimized for Continuity Camera in macOS Ventura, Belkin iPhone Mount magnetically attaches to the back of the iPhone and features a ring grip and kickstand to easily secure it on the notebook and rotate the iPhone to portrait or landscape.
Available in white and black, the Belkin iPhone Mount retails for $29.95. It is compatible with the following devices:
- MagSafe cases for iPhone
- iPhone 12 and newer models
- MacBook Air (M2, 2022), (M1, 2020) (2020) and (2018 – 2019)
- 13-inch MacBook Pro (M2, 2022), (M1, 2020), and (2020)
- 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021)
- 16-inch MacBook Pro (2021) and (2019)
Users can also the iPhone Mount as a stand for viewing videos or recording a video when it is not being used with the MacBook.
The overview of the mount describes it as the following:
Mount your MagSafe compatible iPhone securely to your Mac laptop to utilize the new Continuity Camera features of the latest version of macOS for FaceTime, capturing content, video conferencing and more. The magnetic attachment allows for easy, seamless hands-free camera streaming. Easily rotate your iPhone to portrait or landscape. When not connected to your Mac laptop, the magnetic mount also doubles as a ring grip and kickstand for viewing videos or enjoying other content on your iPhone.