Ipad 2 with skype??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by igoodso, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. igoodso macrumors member

    Mar 3, 2011
  2. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Bloody well hope so.
  3. ClutchThese macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    Alexandria, VA
  4. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Considering there's no iPad version of Skype app I wouldn't get my hopes up too high.
  5. andershoeg macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2008
  6. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    No Skype app for the iPad. You could use the iPhone version on your iPad but thats just...eh

    Hopefully now that the iPad has cameras we will see Skype come with an iPad app.
  7. KleenView macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    Skype & iPad2.

    Sorry, this marriage will not take of.

    Facetime is the answer,
    so any hopes for a freebeie via Skype - forget it ??:mad:
  8. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    But facetime cameras are in iphone 4's and they allowed skype video calling for that.

    Is it just a case of skype have not yet made the app? I have not heard of apple rejecting it.
  9. phillips321 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2011
    Video calling using skype is the main reason why im getting an ipad..... and it's the only reason my dad will be getting an ipad.

    IF they want people to support facetime then they need to bloodywell support the people! Windows user dont have a facetime client, and what the hell am i meant to do..... i run linux.

    Skype is cross platform, can call out to real numbers and has been around for years....

    APPLE: Do not force me to use facetime if i can use it across all my systems.
  10. LFSimon macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2010
    I agree with the others above - the video feature is one of the things that moved me to get an iPad. Video on the iPhone is OK but it is just too darn small to make it really work.

    Two things hit me:

    1. How does anything know what will work on a new device that no one (other than maybe Steve Jobs) had tried yet and for which a Skype program isn't yet available.

    2. Of course there wasn't a skype for iPad1 since it didn't have the basic features needed.

    I presume that Skype will develop an application but we can't know that for a fact until it is done. I'm also surprised they don't have an iChat application for the iphone and ipad. We've found that on our desktops and latptops that iChat has some of the best video chats. The three way conversations on iChat are really cool - they make it look like everyone is sitting at a conference table.
  11. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    It's a given the iPad 2 will get Skype since we already have it working for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. I use Skype alongside Facetime. However I find Facetime's video quality to be significantly better than that of Skype so I try to use Facetime instead whenever possible.
  12. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    You should be able to run the iPhone version. It will look pretty crappy, but Skype has crappy resolution anyways.

    Developers are supposed to check for device capabilities, not specific devices so that future hardware is duo ryes if they never update the app again. So it should just check for a front facing camera, and it should find it just fine.

    But no one will know until it is released.
  13. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Don't expect Skype app for iPad until much later in the year. Remember how long it took them to enable 3G calling? Uh huh, exactly. :rolleyes:
  14. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009
    Or more importantly, where's video calling for Android Skype? It's ironic some online love to make fun of iOS users being restricted to video calling on wifi when Android users can't even use Skype for video calling anywhere.
  15. Karnivore macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2010
    Android users can't even make calls over 3G, wi-fi only :mad:
  16. citivolus macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    I don't agree. Of course I'm simplifying, but if both iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are running ios4.3 and Skype works great on iPhone 4, why wouldnt Skype work as hard as possible to put out an iPad version to further broaden their presence and halt the advance of FaceTime? Unless Apple specifically put in roadblocks for apps to use the cameras on iPad 2, which also wouldn't make sense for apple, I'd fully expect to see Skype on ipad 2 relatively soon. My two cents.
  17. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    If only corporations had used your kind of common sense. *sigh*
  18. joltaxt macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2011
    For what it's worth the day they debuted iPad 2 I chatted with someone on the apple website and "Mike H." said the next iPad would have skype.
  19. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    It will def happen, just that Skype are VERY slow releasing apps so it could take a few months
  20. Gryzor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Alternatively, you could buy a device based on your actual needs, rather than what you want just because Apple make it. Now there's an idea :rolleyes:

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