What's taking so long for the Skype for iPad app to release? UPDATE: It's out.

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  1. iSingandiDance, Aug 1, 2011
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    iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a

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    Wasn't the cat let out the bag last month?

    From what I saw, the build looked done and ready for submission, yet it still hasn't dropped. I know I can use the iPhone version, but the interface is nowhere is near as cool.

    What's with the hold-up?
     
  2. IcyStorm macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's buggy? Maybe it's held up in the App Store review process?
     
  3. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    where's facebook for iPad? They use bricks to wall the garden.........
     
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Sorry but the whole "walled garden" saying is just silly. No one says Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, or any others are "walled gardens" even though they have standards as well and are much stricter then Apple when regarding software on XBox, Playstation 3, or Wii.

    Only skype knows why there is a delay, as far as I remember it was just announced recently that they were making one, and it takes time.
     
  5. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but at least all those companies can set solid release dates.
     
  6. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Yes they set release dates but rarely ever make them!
     
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  9. iSingandiDance thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know right.

    LETS MAKE A POST ABOUT FACEBOOK!!
     
  11. nkawal macrumors regular

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    it just got pulled by apple...saying that it went live prematurely.
     
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    My guess is security problem :D
    If anyone can remember there was a problem with the Mac version few months ago.
     
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    It's because those are primarily game consoles, and all 99% of the people expect it to do is play games. The iPad is the "post PC", so it's no surprise that people would like it to do everything their PC can.
     
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    That doesn't really make sense to the argument. Apple gets hundreds of apps coming through per day, much less traffic than any of the companies I mentioned did, but all are upheld to certain quality measures.

    This.

    If someone wants a tablet to do everything a PC can then they are buying the wrong product. If they want a media consumption device then an iPad is the way to go. If they want a tablet that runs flash, a playbook or a xoom would be an option.

    Too many consumers put a company at blame for not supporting x feature when they should be blaming themselves for not researching before they buy.
     
  17. Tritons macrumors 6502

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    whait it's not available on App Store agien, why? :confused:
     
  18. demdem10 macrumors newbie

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    anyone download it in time ? would like to test it , iphone version is so weak
     
  19. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Even if they did, they can't share it with you (unless they crack it, and you've jailbroken and patched MobileInstallation etc).
     
  20. demdem10 macrumors newbie

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    obviously.... but whos ipad2 isnt jailbroken these days...
     
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  22. erawsd macrumors 6502

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting the tablet to do more. Apple isn't just reaching into a grab bag and randomly adding new features to iOS, a lot of this is being driven by customer demand and the ways in which people are using their devices.

    Today an iPad isn't capable of fully replacing a PC but at the rate mobile computing is advancing it won't be long before it does.
     
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