Here is a novelty of the update to iOS 14.2 that has gone unnoticed by everyone until someone in MacMagazine reviewed the specifications and functions of the iPhone on the official Apple website. It turns out that thanks to that new version, iPhone 8 and later generations of the phone can make FaceTime calls at 1080p.
That includes the iPhone 8, X, XR, XS, 11, 11 Pro, 12, and 12 Pro; in addition to the latest generation iPhone SE. To achieve this quality in FaceTime calls the terminal must be connected to a Wi-Fi network (and that it has enough bandwidth), although with the iPhone 12 we have the alternative of doing it if we have 5G coverage.
Achieved on iPhone, pending on iPads and some Macs
At the moment this advantage not yet available on iPads, in no model, although perhaps in the future it will be. In the case of Mac it is more difficult, since except in some models in which the FaceTime camera has been improved, what Apple has done is to improve the quality of the images from the 720p camera through algorithms. This is the case of the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with M1 chip.
FaceTime has been one of the most used tools this year due to the pandemic, so this little update is appreciated. If in your next video conference under Wi-Fi you perceive that the image quality has improved, it is due to this change. Remember: all call participants must be updated to iOS 14.2 or a later version of the system.