Skype Updated for iOS4

Evan Selleck - Jul 21, 2010
Skype Updated for iOS4

The applications just keep on coming for iOS4, and there’s no slowing them down. Today’s app is one you might have heard of: Skype. Yep, that’s right, one of the largest VoIP providers out there just got a brand new version for Apple’s shiny new mobile Operating System, and it brings with it a plethora of changes and features. Dig in after the break to find out just what they are.

The version number is 2.1, first of all. And, obviously one of the biggest features is that it’s going to let you run the software in the background, no matter what else you find yourself doing. What that means, is that you’ll be able to get updated to your Instant Messages, as well as receive calls even if you’re not running the app, or you find yourself playing some Plants vs Zombies. Additionally, Skype will keep working even when the phone is locked.

Furthermore, you will be able to stay on your call, even if you find that you need to look at something else other than your contact’s calling card picture. However, a word of caution: multitasking is obviously only available on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. So, you iPhone 3G owners out there (we know you’re still out there), no Skype multitasking for you (at least, not officially). We’re still hoping video chat makes an appearance at some point, but we won’t hold our breath for too long. Calls are still free, too, by the way, and so is the app itself. So, go get to downloading and let us know what you think of the changes in the comments.

[via iTunes]

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