Skype for iPhone Coming as Early as Next Week?

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    GigaOM reports that an iPhone version of Skype may be released as soon as next week, possibly at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas.
    While a number of iPhone applications currently support Skype, a standalone Skype application will undoubtedly appeal to many of the service's users.

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    Would this work on a iPod Touch in Wifi with a mic connected? That would be very nice.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    Seems like awfully great timing as a new iphone will arise this coming summer (WWDC June 8th-12th) , might indeed carry a front facing camera. If the new iPhone is capable of connecting to the internet faster than previous models , this would help with the skype video calling feature, thus leaving allot of people happy as well
     
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    I'm pretty sure it would. You can do this already with 'Fring' or 'Nimbuzz'
     
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    would this break the terms of agreement for developers, i.e. creating a competing product of the iphone's native apps. seems like giving people the ability to talk on the iphone without using a cell service provider would go against those terms.

    don't get me wrong, would be an amazing app, especially for touch owners. i just can't see apple supporting it.
     
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    How would this be different from what others are doing right now? They are also "breaking" the terms of agreement and Apple isn't stopping them.
     
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    Honestly, I don't think Apple is the one who would care... AT&T would be. Apple will make their sale either way, but the carriers are the ones who lose. Having said that though, I bet AT&T will do about anything to keep Apple from going to the competition with the iPhone (see... OS 3.0 tethering?!). I know they had that deal with Apple, but I think that is running out and the iPhone is a beast of a money-maker.
     
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    I can't get fring to work smoothly most of the time. Voice stutter etc. etc.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Works fine for me…
    But… I was asking happydude why he thought it would be against Apple's rules.

    Not because I am implying Fring (and others) are irreplacable. ;)
     
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    I see...
     
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    I think skype calls will only work on wifi. I hope not.
     
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    That's what Apple said way back: the carrier will not allow you to bypass their voice plan and get unlimited free minutes over their data network. BUT when you're on WiFi, you're free to use VOIP.
     
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    Very excited! I hope it supports skypeout and bluetooth headsets!
    Because Fring's implementation is utter trash.
     
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    Boy do I second this.

    Fring is a nice concept but it simply does not work reliably. Love Skype however.
     
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    Read the comment I was replying to. :rolleyes:
    I was asking happydude why he thought it would be against Apple's rules.

    Not because I am implying Fring (and others) is irreplacable.
    Reading comprehension, people.

    Simples.
     
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    there's not a lot of others that are copying apple's native apps. they didn't allow podcatcher, for example. firefox app either. i'm sure there are some, but apple has made a big deal about a couple. all i'm saying is i'd be surprised if apple allows this through. as another poster pointed out, at&t would have the biggest interest in not allowing it.
     
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    I'd love Skype on the iPhone/iPod Touch, even if it's just on Wifi (because that wouldn't effect me :))

    I hope this is true.
     
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    Oh how good would this be if true.

    We can only hope that the carriers don't kick up a fuss and try to block it due to it potentially reducing their profits quite significantly.
     
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    Oh nice, better VOIP iPod Touch!

    Cheap iPhone!

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