FaceTime is one of the most important features that Apple’s operating system has to offer and there is no doubt about that. This is why it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that Apple has decided to introduce a really cool software change for FaceTime in its latest iOS 13 third developer beta. We are talking about the fact that FaceTime will make it seem like the user is always staring directly at the iPhone’s selfie camera.
The first thing that we want to note about FaceTime’s latest feature is the fact that unfortunately, it’s not available to all iPhone models. The only Apple fans who can check out the new feature for FaceTime are those who own one of the latest iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. To make things even better, the feature can be toggled on and off from the FaceTime Settings panel so that Apple fans who don’t like it can simply shut it down.
Quality of Life Feature
The new feature that makes it seem like the user is always staring at the iPhone’s selfie shooter might not be something groundbreaking, but it’s definitely nice to have around. This is called a “quality of life” improvement.
Furthermore, Apple is using the ARKit in order to create this effect. This shows us that Apple is looking to implement more uses for AR (augmented reality) technology in iOS 13 and this is great news.
Our conclusion for the new FaceTime feature is that while it might not drastically change the way people use the iPhone video call option, it’s still nice to have around. On the downside of things, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max users are the only ones who can access it right now. Let’s hope that once the public version of iOS 13 rolls out, more iPhone models will support it.