- iOS 13 beta 3 contains a new FaceTime Attention Correction feature.
- This feature appears to make the eye contact in FaceTime calls look more natural.
- Apple is also working on a new data sharing method that would use a wired connection.
Video calls are a great way of connecting with family and friends who live miles away from you. But, there is something weird about using these video calling apps, which for iPhone users translates to FaceTime calls. They make the participants look one way or the other. This happens as the participants usually stare at the display of their iPhones instead of their front cameras. But now, a new feature on iOS 13 tends to fix this issue by levelling the gaze of the participants in a video call.
A new feature called the FaceTime Attention Correction, which is a part of the latest iOS 13 beta update, appears to use advanced image manipulation technology to make the eye contact in FaceTime calls look more natural. Simply put, the new feature will make the participants in a FaceTime calls seem as if they are staring at each others’ eyes (or the front cameras of their iPhones) even as they look at the display.
This feature was first discovered by app designer Mike Rundle on Twitter and it appears users can activate it using a toggle switch within FaceTime’s settings. However there seems to be a catch. So far, the feature seems to working only with the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. However, later iterations of the feature should fix that in future.
Apart from the FaceTime Attention Correction feature, iOS 13 is also likely to bring a new method of transferring data among Apple devices. According to a report by 9To5 Mac, the code for iOS beta 3 contains some new assets in the Setup app – the app that you use while setting up a new device or after a factory reset — which indicate that the Cupertino, headquartered tech giant is working on a new way of transferring data between devices.
As of now users can transfer data between their Apple devices either by using iTunes, or by using their iCloud backup or by placing the two devices nearby, logging into their Apple accounts and transferring data wirelessly. But now the company is exploring ways to transfer data via a wired connection.
The report points out that one of the assets in the new beta code show two iPhones connected with via a cable. However, it remains unclear how Apple will implement this feature given that the company does not offer lightning-to-lightning cable. It is possible that Apple is still working on feature and that the company might offer this feature in its future releases.