Skype now in model three and provides together with video chat.It’s for iOS four, but additionally works on the iPhone 3G versus FaceTime .The iPad iPod contact and three are entitled to the video, however lack of webcam, it’ll most effective seem to be and to not ship an image. Notice then again that the applying just isn’t common and iPad is the iPhone software has simply doubled in measurement.
Here’s what’s new in version 3.0:
• Make Skype to Skype video calls on WiFi and 3G*
• Call Skype desktop users (Mac OS X or Windows) and other iPhone users.
• Two-way video calls supported on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th gen.
• Receive only video supported on iPad and iPod touch 3rd gen, with no camera.
• Make video calls in portrait and landscape.
• Skype video calling requires iOS 4.0 or above.
*Additional Data charges may apply
Significant advantage of FaceTime Skype, video calls also work over 3G .According to 9to5 Mac , video consumes about 3.4 Mb of data per minute: beware of packages that constrain the 3G, you will quickly consume all of your package.
We've been testing two iPhone 4 in WiFi and 3G . With a 3G connection on either side, the connection time is long enough, but then it works pretty well, even if the image is still very pixelated (Retina Display screen is relentless on this point). WiFi, the connection is much faster and better image quality, but it remains significantly worse than FaceTime .
Compared to FaceTime, the general behavior of the cat video is less obvious.During our tests, push notifications from Skype are not always appeared when the application was not open. The call via Skype is also more complex than using FaceTime , fully integrated IOS. Finally, some points of the interface for the cat should be improved, such as changing the camera which requires two actions. For cons, the application runs perfectly on multitasking and can safely leave it for a video chat.
The main advantage of video over Skype is of course to be able to call many more people with FaceTime , limited to 4 hours to iPhone, iPod touch, 4 and recent Macs. The cat also troubleshoot 3G without a WiFi connection.But in ideal conditions (two terminals connected via WiFi compatible FaceTime), FaceTime retains its interest with a significantly better quality and easy connection .
Skype for iOS is available for free from the iTunes App Store.
Download Skype for iOS [iTunes Link]
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