Yesterday, the folks over at Skype released Skype 5.2 for Mac, a much awaited update to the video conferencing desktop client for Mac OS X which was previously criticized much. Hopefully, this new version will address some of the issues that existed in the previous version of Skype for Mac. Now, fingers are crossed for the official release of the Skype for iPad app.
Among the updates that have been introduced in the new Skype 5.2 for Mac, there’s a new background video chatting control bar that has been added in the free version. If you’re willing to spend some dollars and get yourself the premium version, Skype 5.2 for Mac gives allows you group video chatting, group video and document sharing and 25% off a top HD webcam.
On the other hand, it was earlier last week when an alleged video promo of the official Skype for iPad app went live on YouTube momentarily. Looking at that video, it became hard to deny that a dedicated Skype app for the iPad is not in the pipeline.
Previously, there has been no optimized Skype app for the iPad. Ever since the iPad 2 was released with dual-cameras, Skype users have longed for a dedicated iPad app. We know that Skype for iPhone does work on the iPad, but its not optimized and isn’t that aesthetically pleasing that much as well.
From what we have heard up till now, the Skype for iPad app has been submitted to the App Store and is pending approval from Apple. As soon as the app gets approved, it will be live in the App Store for all of us to download at absolutely no cost. Let’s hope that Skype for iPad drops today.