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Skype For iOS Gets HD Video Chat

by Brandon Russell | August 12, 2013August 12, 2013 7:00 pm PST

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Skype on Monday introduced a series of new updates to its iPhone and iPad apps, including the ability to make HD video calls. The company said anyone with an iPhone 5 or iPad 4 (the iPad 3 front-facing camera doesn’t support it) can now Skype in 720p, which means your conversations with friends and family will be even sharper.

Skype isn’t the only company to offer this sort of functionality, but it’s probably the most widely used and the most robust option out there. Plus, anyone on a larger display – such as those you’re chatting with on a computer – should enjoy a much clearer video stream than before. Other minor changes include audio and video call stability improvements, and better support for those anyone currently running iOS 7 beta.

You can pick up the 4.10 update now—iOS 5 compatible and up—which is available for most of Apple’s mobile devices; HD video calling, however, only works for the iPhone 5 and iPad 4.


Brandon Russell

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