FaceTime calls just got a higher resolution for older iPhones post iOS update

Do you have an older iPhone? And wished your FaceTime calls would have a better picture quality? Well, Apple has done just that for you in its latest iOS update.

Apple has now upgraded the FaceTime resolution for older versions of iPhone from 720p to 1080p. They did not mention this update during the release of iOS 14.2 last month, but apparently, the company has updated the product comparison pages of some of the older iPhones like iPhone 8, X, XR, XS, SE, and 11 (including the Max and Pro versions). These pages now show that the phones would support FaceTime calls at a resolution of 1080p over Wi-Fi as opposed to the previous resolution of 720p.

This increased clarity during the FaceTime calls would only be available over Wi-Fi after the software update. Calls made over a cellular network may still be at a lower resolution. But in case you and the other caller both own an iPhone 12, then your call would have the higher resolution since the iPhone 12 supports 1080p FaceTime calls from the start over a 5G cellular network.

It is still not known as to why Apple didn’t mention this change in its update changelog since it has updated the product and comparison pages.

This update would come as a bonus to many people who would be celebrating the holiday season over video calls since they would not be able to meet their family and friends given the pandemic. Everyone would be able to see the smiling faces of their loved ones, a little better.

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