Skype Adds HD Video Calling to iPhone and iPad Apps

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  1. macrumors bot



    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.
    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]

    Article Link: Skype Adds HD Video Calling to iPhone and iPad Apps
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  3. macrumors member

    Do they not list iPod Touch 5 since it doesn't have a cellular version? Because it has a 720p FaceTime camera.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Seriously, they did not have this before? :rolleyes:
  5. macrumors 65816

    Why is Skype on Mac and iOS such garbage? I hate the UI design. It's pathetic. :mad:
  6. macrumors 6502

    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?
  7. macrumors regular

    Are people still using this?

    After the recent NSA revelations, I wouldn't go near it.
  8. macrumors 65816

    After the recent NSA revelations, we shouldn't even talk to the wind.
  9. macrumors 6502a


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


    Not everyone discusses their secret plans to hijack a nuclear missile over Skype, so they're not too worried.
  10. macrumors 68040


    guess this in nice when talking to my (non iPhone owning) friends.
  11. macrumors 65816


    I know right. It reminds me of iOS7 :eek: yuck
  12. macrumors regular

    I think I am using this feature on FaceTime.
  13. macrumors 68000


    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.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Makes me laugh how it still doesn't even tell you when someone is typing a message...
  15. macrumors 6502

    About time, but facetime still ahead UI wise...
  16. macrumors newbie

    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.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Seriously bro so what are you gonna do cease all connections to the outside world and completely cut off all social interactions...
  18. macrumors 6502

    You expect quality from Microsoft?
  19. macrumors 603

    The UI went downhill before Microsoft.
  20. macrumors 6502

    How do you know other people are talking about "hijacking a nuclear missile"???? :rolleyes:
  21. macrumors 6502a


    apart from the safari icon i think iOS 7 is beautiful :D
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Or about (insert illegal activity here).

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