iPadOS 17 lastly helps exterior USB webcams and cameras

A 2022 Apple iPad Pro in a Magic Keyboard case on a wooden desk.
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The iPad is lastly getting help for exterior USB webcams and cameras. Apple’s newest iPadOS 17 developer beta contains help for quite a lot of USB webcams and even cameras linked by units like Elgato’s Cam Hyperlink 4K or mirrorless cameras which have webcam modes.

Twitter consumer Stephen Robles has demonstrated the USB webcam help and notes that it solely works in FaceTime proper now. That’s as a result of this can be a new underlying API in iPadOS 17 and builders might want to replace their apps to help the brand new digital camera choices. It will likely be notably helpful for apps like Zoom or Microsoft Groups to have the ability to use exterior USB cameras and webcams.

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