Skype releases video calling app for Apple devices
New app enables video calling over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks
Skype has announced the release of a new version of its iPhone application, which is designed to bring video calling, over both 3G and WiFi networks, to millions of iPhone users.
The new app is now available to download from the Apple App store and allows users with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to make and receive free Skype video calls.
"With video calling representing approximately 40% of all Skype-to-Skype minutes for the first six months of 2010, our users have been eager to get Skype video calling on their mobile phones," said Rouzbeh Pasha, head of Skype Middle East and Africa "By bringing video to mainstream users at their home or work via their desktops, on the go with their mobiles, or into their living room via their TV, Skype has made it possible for millions of people to share video moments wherever they are."
Users can place Skype video calls with their Apple device over both a 3G data connection or Wi-Fi, using the new app. The app is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation with i0S 4.0 or above.
Video receiving capabilities are available on the iPod touch 3rd generation and iPad.
Calls can be made between devices using the new app and desktop computers using Skype for Windows 4.2 and above, Skype for Mac 2.8 and above, Skype for Linux and ASUS Videophone.
The Skype for iPhone application is available for free download from the App Store at www.skype.com/go/iphone