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Apple rolled out iOS 14.2 earlier this month, but one new feature it didn’t advertise has been spotted for users of older iPhone models: it’s now possible to have a FaceTime call at 1080p on models as far back as the iPhone 8.
As MacRumors reports, the option for 1080p was first spotted by Brazilian site MacMagazine. It means that, with iOS 14.2 installed, FaceTime HD (1080p) over Wi-Fi becomes an option for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The only difference for iPhone 12 models is you can also hold a 1080p FaceTime call over 5G.
MacMagazine carried out a test comparing 1080p over Wi-Fi to 720p over 4G on these older iPhone models and found a noticeable improvement to the quality of video calls. That’s good news for anyone conversing with friends and family regularly during the pandemic using FaceTime. It’s sure to drain a battery more quickly, though.
Hopefully you’ve already updated to iOS 14.2 as it’s essential for fixing three vulnerabilities hackers were exploiting to take control of a device. If not, then 1080p FaceTime is just one more incentive to do so ASAP.
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