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Skype updated for new iPad's Retina display, but it’s not about the video

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Skype updated for new iPad's Retina display, but it’s not about the video
The new iPad’s 2048 by 1536-pixel Retina display is a big deal for some, not that much for others, but technologically it’s a huge and important leap improving the overall experience and text readability in particular. VoIP application Skype is one likely candidate that will benefit from it and it just got updated with new graphics and overall looks to match the new iPad realities.

Now, let’s make it clear - this is just about the looks of the application itself, and not the transmitted videos. The iPad still has a not-that-great front VGA camera and we could only wish it could push 1536p video. That could be too daunting a task even for the newly born 4G LTE netwokrs. So this latest update to Skype isn’t about that, but it still shows the team’s commitment to the iPad application.

You can update now or hit the link below to grab Skype for free on the iPad.


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posted on 26 Mar 2012, 09:56 4

1. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


'The iPad still has a not-that-great front VGA camera and we could only wish it could push 1536p video.'

You really mean, "The iPad still has a not-that-great front 0.30 piXelAted VGA camera and, therefore, this Skype UI update is really not needed."

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 10:37 2

2. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


VGA skyping must look tiny on the new ipad's screen. geez apple would it have been that difficult to squeeze a 1.3mp shooter in there?

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 16:34

6. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)


It's not tiny, it's full screen, but pixely

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 10:44

3. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


So its not, or is like the GALAXY S2!?

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:06 1

4. c.hack (Posts: 519; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


Of course, the second Apple puts in a higher res front camera the apple haters will start complaining that its using too much bandwidth or that its warmer than the old camera.

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 13:22

5. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


I dont see the point off u posting¡ cause its all haters and fandroids in phonearena off apple¡

posted on 26 Mar 2012, 23:29

7. cttan456 (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


VGA video calls on a small 3.5inch phone screen is ok cos the pixelation is less notieceable but VGA on a tablet/ laptop/desktop screen will look horrendous.
There are Android phones that lets you do video calls in 720p.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 08:26

8. flopjoke (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)


Best HD video calls I've seen are on Galaxy S2. That device will live for a very long time.

iPad's front camera is "not-that-great"? It SUCKS. Be man enough to say it when you can say that about other manufacturer's irrelevant details.

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