Does new SDK and API enable Skype to develop a free iPhone App?

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  1. netdog macrumors 603

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    Most of what Jobs said about the more technical side of what's available was way over my head. What I want to know, however, is if we should expect Skype on the iPhone in June for free.

    Anybody see and roadblocks to this, either technical or in terms of the App Store?
     
  2. JPT macrumors regular

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    Steve Jobs himself said that VoIP is possible over WiFi, but they will block it over EDGE.
     
  3. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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    So somebody is going to have to come out with an EDGE unlocking program for Skype. :)

    I guess Apple has things locked up pretty tight by distributing software only through the App Store.

    All in all, this should be great.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Yeah, sure. I'm willing to bet anything that AT&T has ways of blocking VOIP on their own network.

    So unlock away...it won't get you anything.

    I'm mildly surprised they let them do it over Wi-Fi, but I guess Apple has more control over this than I thought.
     
  5. Edwardz macrumors regular

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    SDK enables any company to create and build new, revolutionary applications on a cutting-edge mobile device.

    (I tried to sound like Steve Jobs there. Any comments?)
     
  6. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

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    Comment: Sounds about right.
     
  7. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    i think free texting over wifi would be nice... :)
     
  8. DaveTaylor macrumors 6502

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    You need a message centre for that, so if someone created one then why not :p
     
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  10. mac2mac macrumors member

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    I emailed skype asking if they would make an iphone app when the sdk comes out and they said no.
     
  11. cupofjoe macrumors regular

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    You think that'll stop some kickass dev from making one? :p
     
  12. KUKitch macrumors 6502

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    Boom! There it is, truly great Wi-fi VoIP in addition to a widescreen iPod, a revolutionary phone, and a breakthrough internet device
     
  13. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Since all EDGE traffic is routed through AT&T's systems, I'm sure they will filter/block VoIP traffic.
    As for WiFi, AT&T has no control over that, so they could probably care less what you do on WiFi.
     
  14. kkelloww macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure they would rather you talk over their network...just a hunch.
     
  15. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure they would too, but again, they have no control over WiFi access.
    Perhaps they would block it on THEIR hot spots.
     

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