Skype Now Supports HD Video Calling On Your iPad 4



The Skype app for iPad has been updated today to introduce support for HD video calling — but there’s a catch. The feature is only available on the fourth-generation iPad with Retina display, and not any of its predecessors or the iPad mini.

HD video calling has been available through Skype for some time, but it was previously only available on your desktop or high-end devices running Microsoft’s own Windows Phone platform. Thanks to today’s update, you can now get it on iOS, too, but you’ll need a fourth-generation iPad.

HD video calling is a pretty demanding feature, which is why you need a device with fairly decent specifications to use it. But we’d imagine the fourth-generation iPad isn’t the only iOS device capable of supporting it. Hopefully others — like the iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 — will also get support in future updates.

In addition to adding HD video calling, today’s Skype update makes “general improvements to call quality and stability,” and introduces a redesigned country code picker for the dial pad. You can download it now from the App Store.

Source: App Store


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