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HD Video chat for Apple iPhone 5s and more, with Skype for iOS update

HD Video chat for Apple iPhone 5s and more, with Skype for iOS update
Skype for iOS has received an update that allows the app to support two-way HD video calling. That feature is available only on the Apple iPhone 5s, the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad mini with Retina display. The trio all have a 64-bit A7 processor under the hood, which should be able to easily handle the demands of a high-definition video chat.

The update leads to quicker syncing of messages between devices, and messages can now be received even while the app is closed. Over 250 million users are on Skype each month, so you're bound to find some of your friends using the app. The new version of Skype for iOS is 4.1.7 and is waiting for you in the App Store.

Screenshots from Skype for iOS
Screenshots from Skype for iOS
Screenshots from Skype for iOS

Screenshots from Skype for iOS


source: Skype via MobileSyrup

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posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:09

1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1170; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Hard to believe that "FACETIME" is bumping heads with Microsoft again. "Mac vs PC" ads.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 00:21

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


If the A6 in the iPhone 5 can't handle HD video, then idk what the hell is going on.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 01:41 1

3. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


But the iPhones display is not even 720p HD! So how can any iPhone handle HD video?

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 12:00

4. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 863; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


And Microsoft's own Windows Phone users are again left out in the cold.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:49

5. GeekMovement (Posts: 1519; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Bummer that sucks for my iPad4.

posted on 17 Jan 2014, 17:49

6. JunitoNH (Posts: 965; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


But....but....droid heads said 64-bit processor are not important.

posted on 17 Oct 2014, 20:18

7. KWHITE (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Oct 2014)


Use Oovoo, it works.

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