Skype 3.0 brings video calling capabilities to a few camera-enabled iOS devices such as the last two iterations of the Apple iPhone and the fourth-generation iPod Touch. That includes the iPhone 3GS, which doesn’t have a front-facing camera but will be able to share streaming video using the 3 megapixel camera on the back. Users of the Apple iPad and the third-generation iPod Touch will be able to receive video.
What Apple’s FaceTime application has lacked is an ability to venture outside of a WiFi hotspot and to chat with computers. Skype will give users the flexibility to chat over 3G if using an iPhone, as well as the ability to chat with users of the Skype application on a Mac or a PC.
This has come as a surprise, but a nice one at that. So now that Skype has officially brought their video calling capabilities to iOS devices, it is hard to imagine that an Android version isn’t around the corner. After giving the latest version of Skype a try, tell us what you think of it in the comments below.