Over a year ago, when Skype’s iOS app was finally upgraded with the ability to work as a backgrounded app, it was a big step in the direction of untethering voice communications from the telcoms. Today marks the next big step in that direction, as both Skype’s iPhone and iPad app add Bluetooth support.
This new feature is convenient for the iPhone, but huge for the iPad and iPod Touch, as Skype will undoubtedly now become the go-to app for voice communication on those devices.
Today’s updates also bring a redesign of the iPhone app’s interface and image stabilization for video. Note that Bluetooth is only supported for the iPhone 4, 3GS, 4th-Gen iPt and iPad 2.