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Old Aug 12, 2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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Skype Adds HD Video Calling to iPhone and iPad Apps




Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps, adding support for HD video calling on both devices, as well as other "general fixes and improvements" and better support for the iOS 7 beta.
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Latest improvements:

- Audio and video call quality and stability improvements.

- Make HD (720p) quality video calls from your iPhone 5 or iPad 4 (iOS devices with Retina display).

- A new, easier to use country code selector on the dialpad.

- Stability improvements for users of iOS 7 beta. We realize that some of you are using iOS 7 beta and have been experiencing some instability with Skype - this release fixes some of the major issues you were facing. We hope you find this update a significant improvement, and we will offer full iOS 7 support when it's officially released.
Apple introduced front-facing cameras capable of HD 720p video in the iPhone 5 and the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini.

Skype is a free download for the iPhone and iPad. [Direct Links: iPhone, iPad]

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Old Aug 12, 2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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Do they not list iPod Touch 5 since it doesn't have a cellular version? Because it has a 720p FaceTime camera.
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Seriously, they did not have this before?
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Why is Skype on Mac and iOS such garbage? I hate the UI design. It's pathetic.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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What happens if you use the back camera?

On devices that don't have a front HD camera, what happens if you switch to the back camera? Will that give HD quality picture?
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 12:44 PM   #7
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Are people still using this?

After the recent NSA revelations, I wouldn't go near it.
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Are people still using this?

After the recent NSA revelations, I wouldn't go near it.
After the recent NSA revelations, we shouldn't even talk to the wind.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 01:04 PM   #9
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"HD"

Watch it be 720p but still with ridiculously lossy compression as usual. I can't stand Skype.

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Are people still using this?

After the recent NSA revelations, I wouldn't go near it.
Not everyone discusses their secret plans to hijack a nuclear missile over Skype, so they're not too worried.
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 01:49 PM   #10
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guess this in nice when talking to my (non iPhone owning) friends.
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Why is Skype on Mac and iOS such garbage? I hate the UI design. It's pathetic.
I know right. It reminds me of iOS7 yuck
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 02:04 PM   #12
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I think I am using this feature on FaceTime.
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For an app that has to do precious few things, it's unthinkable that Skypes UI could be this bad. ...and worse, that it could be this bad for years, with as much discussion regarding Skypes software always dominated by how crappy their UI and user experience is.

It's as if they don't use their own product, nor pay any attention to anyone who does.

I started using VOIP in about 95. It's now 2013, and it's gotten worse, not better. Something's clearly wrong at the top.
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Makes me laugh how it still doesn't even tell you when someone is typing a message...
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About time, but facetime still ahead UI wise...
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Old Aug 12, 2013, 04:27 PM   #16
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I am thrilled that I can now use HD video-chatting, cross-platform. I am just curious when Google will allow 1080p video playback on my iPhone 5.
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Are people still using this?

After the recent NSA revelations, I wouldn't go near it.
Seriously bro so what are you gonna do cease all connections to the outside world and completely cut off all social interactions...
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Why is Skype on Mac and iOS such garbage? I hate the UI design. It's pathetic.
You expect quality from Microsoft?
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You expect quality from Microsoft?
The UI went downhill before Microsoft.
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Not everyone discusses their secret plans to hijack a nuclear missile over Skype, so they're not too worried.
How do you know other people are talking about "hijacking a nuclear missile"????
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I know right. It reminds me of iOS7 yuck
apart from the safari icon i think iOS 7 is beautiful
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How do you know other people are talking about "hijacking a nuclear missile"????
Or about (insert illegal activity here).
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