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Skype for iPad Launches in U.S. and Internationally [Updated x3]


After a brief appearance in the New Zealand app store, Skype for iPad has now launched internationally, including the U.S. The much anticipated iPad app offers Skype users 3G and Wi-Fi phone calls and video conferencing. From the release notes:
• Send and receive video using front or back camera on iPhone 4, iPad 2nd Generation, and iPod Touch 4th Generation.
• Send and receive video using rear camera of iPhone 3GS
• Receive video only on iPad 1st Generation and iPod touch 3rd Generation

Skype for iPad is a free download [App Store]. Skype for iPhone and iPod Touch remains available as a separate free download [App Store].

Update: Skype says the app was released prematurely, so they've pulled it.

Update 2: As noticed by Macerkopf.de, Skype for iPad has returned to the App Store. Skype has yet to issue an official announcement about the release, however, so it is unclear if this is the official launch or if it is once again being made available prematurely.

Update 3: Skype has now officially announced the release of Skype for iPad.

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36 months ago
About time.
Rating: 6 Positives
36 months ago
About time! I didn't like having to upscale the iPhone version.
Rating: 5 Positives
36 months ago
Yahtzee!!!

Downloading now. Lets hope the push notifications work better than iPhone version.
Rating: 4 Positives
36 months ago

I'm a little lost here. Why is Skype popular? Doesn't FaceTime do the same thing (video calls)? And, if I already have an iPhone in my backpack why do I need another app to take calls?


Maybe for people that have "only use apple devices" as a requisite to befriend someone. For the rest of the world, no.

p.s., Skype is more than videocall, and videocall is silly anyway (for most purposes). After all, theres a reason why videocalls flopped like a decade ago (and no, it wasnt because Apple wasnt around). The only people that seem to truly take advantage of the technology are deaf people, but for them, videocall is about as revolutionizing as the phone was for us - so no wonder.
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago
Installed! Man I use Skype daily on my iPad. This will just make it easier to attend my 4 hours of daily calls :)
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago

i had to click the link on from the article (first post).


This is the easiest way to find it.
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago

It's been pulled already? LOL... that's what happens when Microsoft gets involved!


As far as I'm aware, the takeover hasn't taken place yet
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago

I'm a little lost here. Why is Skype popular? Doesn't FaceTime do the same thing (video calls)? And, if I already have an iPhone in my backpack why do I need another app to take calls?


Skype is cross platform. FaceTime is not.
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago
iPad apps look slick.
i would buy an iPad just to use the CNN app
Rating: 2 Positives
36 months ago

About time.


hmm

freezes, crashes and we have tested it on 64gb ipad2s

better stick with the iphone version
Rating: 1 Positives

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