Skype Releases Apple iOS Video Chat - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Government // Enterprise Architecture
News
12/30/2010
12:12 PM
50%
50%

Skype Releases Apple iOS Video Chat

App allows recent iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices to make and receive video-enabled calls with Windows, Mac, Linux, and other iOS devices.




Slideshow: Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown
(click for larger image and for full slideshow)
Only a few days after posting -- and removing -- a sneak peek at details of its video-calling service for iPhones, Skype today launched a free offering that enables iPhone users to video-chat with each other.

"This season is very special as we are releasing a new version of Skype for iPhone and iPod Touch with video calling. Now you will be able to share all the special moments in video, as they happen, wherever you are," said Raul Liive project manager of beta programs at Skype, in a blog.

Skype for iPhone lets users make and receive free Skype video calls on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, said Skype in a blog. The service works on 3G and Wi-Fi, and is compatible with the iPhone 4; iPhone 3GS; and iPod Touch fourth-generation with iOS 4.0 or later. Owners of the iPod Touch third generation and iPad also may receive video calls, according to Skype.

In addition, calls can be made between devices using the Skype for iPhone app and PCs running Skype for Windows 4.2 and above; Skype for Mac 2.8 and above; Skype for Linux; and the Asus videophone, the developer said.

Users can, of course, use the service to make audio calls to other Skype users and make lower-cost phone calls to landlines and mobile phone numbers around the world.

On Dec. 24, several documents appeared on Skype's Web site, prompting online buzz about a competitor to Apple FaceTime. The company quickly removed the information, which had initially appeared in its FAQs section.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Slideshows
Reflections on Tech in 2019
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing,  12/9/2019
Slideshows
What Digital Transformation Is (And Isn't)
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  12/4/2019
Commentary
Watch Out for New Barriers to Faster Software Development
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer,  12/3/2019
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
The Cloud Gets Ready for the 20's
This IT Trend Report explores how cloud computing is being shaped for the next phase in its maturation. It will help enterprise IT decision makers and business leaders understand some of the key trends reflected emerging cloud concepts and technologies, and in enterprise cloud usage patterns. Get it today!
Slideshows
Flash Poll