Update: The iPhone version of Skype just received the same update with HD video calling support on iPhone 5.
Today Skype updated its iPad app with the ability to make HD quality video calls in addition to several other performance improvements. It’s a feature that’s been available on other platforms for quite sometime, including the Mac client, but today the higher quality video calls finally make their way to the latest iPad. Earlier this year Skype rolled out HD video calling to Windows Phone device’s and noted it would include “720P HD on higher-end devices.” We’d imagine that’s also the case with today’s iPad update but, as always, the quality of video will also depend on the quality and bandwidth of your internet connection.
The HD video calling feature is only available on iPad 4, and version 4.10 also brings enhancements to call quality and stability. It also includes “a redesigned country code picker on the dial pad.”
What’s New in Version 4.10
Call quality improvements
- Make HD quality video calls from your iPad 4.
- General improvements to call quality and stability.
General fixes and improvements
- A redesigned country code picker on the dial pad.