Skype today announced the release of version 5.6 of its iPhone app, bringing with it a user interface that is scaled for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. This is the second significant Skype update in less than a month and follows an iOS 8-optimized version that debuted at the end of September.

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The latest version of Skype for iPhone now supports all device screen sizes from the 3.5-inches of the iPhone 4 up to the 5.5-inches of the new 6 Plus. The biggest difference will be seen by iPhone 6 Plus owners, who now will be able to view additional messages and chat logs on the larger screen.

The full change log for the 5.6 release includes changes to the contact profiles and general improvements to the app.

What's New in Version 5.6
- Native resolution support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+
- Presence indicators are now displayed in the "recent" list
- Number of contacts and time zones are now shown on contact profiles
- Individual conversations can be marked as read/unread
- Notification sounds are disabled in "Do not disturb" mode
- General Improvements

Skype for iPhone [Direct Link] is available for free from the iOS App Store.

Top Rated Comments

janderson0719 Avatar
99 months ago
Still waiting for many of my daily apps to be optimized.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dilster3k Avatar
99 months ago
Pixel-wise, maybe. But they didn't really take advantage of the extra space.

Nothing on that operating system does, sadly.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mums Avatar
99 months ago
I don't need Skype optimized. I need it fixed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mums Avatar
99 months ago
Its a Microsoft Product, give it a few months and it be fixed :D (BTW I work with Microsoft software all the time and trust me - This is nothing ;)

I had to forward emails from an Outlook account and I could not believe how severely disorganized the webpages were - seriously could not believe it, all hate aside. I'm wondering if Microsoft has moved to India?

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I agree. Skype hogs battery like its starving for centuries. My iPhone 6 lasts for less than 5 hours after Skype use. :mad:

That's weird - I usually keep Skype off so hadn't noticed. Thanks for the heads up!

PS Who the heck is designing this software anyways?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Traverse Avatar
99 months ago
Skype shows faces next to message threads on the iPhone 6, so why doesn't Apple's message app! :mad:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
captain cadet Avatar
99 months ago
I don't need Skype optimized. I need it fixed.
Its a Microsoft Product, give it a few months and it be fixed :D (BTW I work with Microsoft software all the time and trust me - This is nothing ;)
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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