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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7 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

3. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

4. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

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

5. GeekMovement unregistered

Bummer that sucks for my iPad4.

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

7. KWHITE

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Use Oovoo, it works.

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