Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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We need Center Stage for the Mac (as well as Face ID)

I want to see Face ID come to the Mac (and think it will next year). However, I think the Center Stage feature would be an even bigger asset to macOS.

Center Stage

Center Stage in iPadOS 15 uses the Ultra Wide camera and machine learning on iPads to change the way you participate in video calls. As you move around, it automatically pans to keep you centered in the frame. When others join in or leave the call, the view expands or zooms in. As Apple notes, Center Stage works with FaceTime and other video conferencing apps for an even more engaging experience.

There are still a lot of folks working from home as COVID still continues to rampage. Center Stage would be a nice feature for work calls or video conversations with family and friends. 

I don’t expect to see the feature in the upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. But perhaps when Apple updates its 24-inch iMac (next spring?), Center Stage could debut via a macOS update. 

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.