Skype 4.0 For iPhone / iPad Hits The App Store With Updated UI & More


Skype for iOS has just received a major update which takes the iPhone / iPad app to version 4.0. The updates brings a bunch of new features to the universal app in addition to stability and performance enhancements. With Skype 4.0, users can reposition their own video preview on the screen during a call. Some UI improvements have been made to the contact list, messages, and the login screen. Finally, the app will now auto-restart if unexpectedly shut down allowing a quicker logon.

Here’s the iTunes description:

What’s New in Version 4.0

This version works on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPod touch. Skype requires iPhone OS version 4.3 or above.

-New feature: ability to move own video preview
-App auto restarts if unexpectedly shut down
-Improved accessibility
-Improved stability 
-Updated design for contacts and messages
-New sign in screen 
-Other minor UI improvements
-Bug fixes

Grab the update for free via following App Store link:


  • Shorty_dammit

    There’s still a seperate app for the iPad, btw.

  • Fake

    Yes, but what features were removed.  The latest release for the desktop removed the free screen sharing feature.

  • Kirk

    The iPad version call Skype seems to not work for me properly. Everytime I use it, it pauses and then disconnects and then my Wi-Fi is messed up? And yes I tried reinstalling it and it does the same thing I don’t know I don’t like using it.