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TUAW notes that Skype for iPad is finally available in the New Zealand App Store. The release is expected to roll into other countries over time. A promo video for the iPad version of the app was leaked in June and confirmed to be coming to the App Store.

The app was announced over a month ago in late June, but for unknown reasons its release was delayed until now. The iPad version of Skype supports the same features as the iPhone version, and it seems that all features other than two-way video chat are supported on the original iPad. The iPad 2, of course, will have full support for video conferencing via either of its cameras.

Here's the original promo video:


We'll post more when the app becomes available in the U.S. This App Store link will take you to the NZ version for now.

Update: Now available in U.S. and other countries.

Top Rated Comments

Twenty5 Avatar
141 months ago


Seriously this is just sad. Over a year for this unpolished app. They didnt even bother to make it universal.

The upper left square space for the user dp gets messed up when you switch to a vertical orientation. wth
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nagromme Avatar
141 months ago
Does it drain battery and CPU performance (for no good reason) when you’re NOT on a call, same as the iPhone/iPod version seems to?

http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=662323

Or does this one properly use Push notification so the app doesn’t need to be running 24/7 just so you can be “available”?

I’d love to see Skype change their practices on that, but it’s been the “wrong way” for so long I’ve nearly given up!

As a result, I can’t keep myself signed into Skype all the time. Which is a real pain, and means people can’t reach me. I only keep the app installed so I can call out.
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benhollberg Avatar
141 months ago
U.S. store link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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