Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps in the App Store with several new changes and features. Bluetooth headset support has finally been added to Skype for iOS. A “bugfix for security vulnerability” has also been added, making us think that the privacy vulnerability from earlier has been patched.
Anti-shake technology has also been introduced to help stabilize users’ video streams during a call. Skype has also added in-app advertisements for those who haven’t purchased Skype credit…
“Skype for iPhone/iPod touch version 3.5.84
- Bluetooth support for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4th Generation, and iPad 2
- Incoming emoticons; outgoing emoticons displayed when entered in text form
- Enhanced video through image stabilization
Skype for iPad version 3.5.84
- Bluetooth support for iPad 2
- Advertising will be shown to users that do not have Skype Credit, a calling subscription or premium subscription.
- Bugfix for security vulnerability”
According to Skype, “advertising will be shown to users that do not have Skype Credit, a calling subscription or premium subscription.” Those that haven’t purchased credit will undoubtedly hate this change.
Skype also noted that its iPhone app has been downloaded a staggering 60 million times. Bluetooth and image stabilization are welcomed additions to the app.
Here’s a video demo of Skype’s anti-shake feature in action:
Are you upset that Skype is adding advertisements to its iOS app?