DuetCam brings dual-camera recording to recent iPhones

What you need to know

  • DuetCam can record from multiple cameras at once.
  • The app is available from the App Store now.
  • It requires an iPhone XR or above to work.

When Apple announced iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max last month there was a demonstration of their ability to record from multiple cameras at the same time. Oddly, the Camera app can't do that but a new app called DuetCam, can.

According to the app's App Store entry it will actually work on last year's iPhones, too. That's good news for anyone who hasn't upgraded this year.

This app requires the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Max or the iPhone 11 Max Pro to be able to use two cameras at the same time.

DuetCam can record with the front-facing camera and any of the iPhone's rear-facing cameras at the same time with videos saved to the Photo Library. You can share them straight to Instagram as well, so budding influencers are going to be right at home with this app. Now you can record your subject and your reaction simultaneously.

The app itself looks great, with a cool interface that 9to5Mac's Zac Hall was able to take for a spin. The results look suitably impressive, too.

If you want to try DuetCam out for yourself, you absolutely can. It's available in the App Store now and costs $2.99.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.