Skype updates iPhone and iPad app with iOS 7-style UI


Skype has updated its iPhone and iPad apps to overhaul the app’s user interface in line with the design elements of iOS 7.

Talking about the update on its blog, Skype says the update also brings improvements to accessibility, audio and video calling capabilities, in addition to a refreshed look and feel.

Quite visibly, the new Skype app for iOS now features more white space and a new sleeker font in addition to text-based buttons. Skype for iPhone version 4.13 supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation), iPod Touch (5th generation), while Skype for iPad version 4.13 supports: iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Mini. However, the app requires iOS 5.0 or later to run.

In August, Skype had updated its iPad and iPhone apps, bringing the ability to make big definition (HD) calls. The updated version of the popular video chat app allowed users to make HD (720p) quality video calls from their iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad. It also brought Audio and video call quality and stability improvements, easier to use country code selector on the dial pad and other general fixes and improvements.

Skype had recently announced a new architectural update with an intent to improve the popular messaging and video call platform in a world with more connected mobile devices. The service’s biggest architectural change in 10 years brings improved connectivity and features like message sync. Skype is now using the cloud to assist clients in delivering chat messages and connecting calls, marking a shift from the p2p nature of the service where a major amount of processing was done on the user’s device.

What’s New in Version 4.13

– Refreshed look and feel for iOS 7
– Accessibility improvements, including:
– Improved accessibility of dialpad with touchtype support
– VoiceOver announces the senders name when messaging
– VoiceOver improvements for group chats
– General fixes

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