Although iPhone users are running iOS 12 on their devices right now, developers already have access to early beta builds of iOS 13, giving them a glimpse into the future of Apple’s software features. A developer has discovered something rather interesting in an iOS 13 build. This feature known simply as “FaceTime Attention Correction”, when enabled, can automatically direct your eyes towards the camera even if you’re looking away. As it turns out, this feature apparently works rather smoothly, even for a beta build. That makes it more likely to be a popular feature when the next lineup of iPhones are announced later this year.
Haven’t tested this yet, but if Apple uses some dark magic to move my gaze to seem like I’m staring at the camera and not at the screen I will be flabbergasted. (New in beta 3!) pic.twitter.com/jzavLl1zts
— Mike Rundle (@flyosity) July 2, 2019
At this point, there’s no word on whether this feature will remain limited to FaceTime video calls or if it will eventually make its way to the standard iPhone camera as well. The latter seems unlikely given that attention correction wouldn’t particularly work well in all situations.
The results frankly look quite uncanny, but it’s still too early to tell how it will perform in everyday conditions. There will be a variety of factors at play here, including network connectivity as well as the likelihood of Apple ditching this in the final build. But all things considered, this is a truly interesting feature which will ensure that your attention is always on the person talking to you even if it isn’t. You can check out the results of this early beta feature from the Twitter page below.
Would you like to see a feature like this on Android?