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Is there a way to use my iPhone's camera as a webcam when it is connected to my Mac with its USB cable?

(This would be for an iPhone that has not been jailbroken.)

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I remember seeing a few programs ages ago that can do it (but were never released) as well as people on Youtube saying they have - however on an unmodified iPhone, I have not seen any out of the box, easy to use (or hard to use) applications that allow you to do this.

The way Apple lock down the iPhone in order to get themselves maximum money, I highly doubt they would let you do this by default when they sell webcams themselves.

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Why was this voted down? It is a correct answer: sometimes you just can't do what you want to do. – Josh Hunt Sep 5 '09 at 0:41
+1, thanks! not as bad as SO though! I had an accepted answer that was on about +7 and it stayed for about 3 weeks and now it is down to +2! I can't understand why people rate down even when the information is good! – William Hilsum Sep 5 '09 at 1:46
According to Wikipedia, the external iSight was discontinued in 2006. – Benjamin Dobson Sep 5 '09 at 8:59

There might be a Cydia app for just this purpose, but it requires jailbreaking your iPhone. I can't give you any details because I haven't jailbroken mine (yet).

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