Joshua Wold

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Eye replacement in FaceTime

Yesterday a story running around caught my attention.

In the beta version of iOS 13 FaceTime is doing something pretty unique for iPhone XS and iPhone XR users.

Normally, if you make a FaceTime call, and are looking at the screen to watch the person you’re calling, it looks like your eyes are looking down. That’s always been a challenge with any video calls.

It never feels like your actually talking directly to someone because their eyes are looking at the screen, and not into the camera.

I haven’t tried it yet, but if it works well enough this could make video calls feel more like a connection point. I’m excited to see what happens.

Technology is always an imperfect way to communicate. Nothing beats in person where you can see all of the body movements. However, this might make video calling a little bit better.