Apple Approves Microsoft’s SkyDrive 3.0 iOS App Update

In December last year, Apple refused to approve any updates to SkyDrive app for iOS, as Microsoft allowed SkyDrive users to purchase paid storage upgrades on their iOS devices directly, bypassing Apple’s in-app purchases. It seems that Apple is no longer blocking updates to Microsoft’s app as version 3.0 of SkyDrive for iOS has just been released in the App Store, as noted by The Verge.


SkyDrive 3.0 for iOS brings iPhone 5 and iPad Mini compatibility, as well as a refreshing new look and feel. Users can now download full resolution photos to an iPhone or iPad and also control the size of photos that are uploaded and downloaded. Release notes indicate that the app has also received a number of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Microsoft isn’t commenting on its issues with Apple. A spokesperson says “each app store has their own set of processes to decide what apps are approved and can be released. Earlier this week, Apple approved the SkyDrive app for release and we’re excited to allow people everywhere to start using it.”

New in version 3.0:

  • Updated to support iPhone 5 and iPad Mini
  • Download full resolution photos to your iPhone or iPad
  • Improved support for opening SkyDrive files in other iOS apps
  • Improved support for uploading files to SkyDrive from other iOS apps
  • Updated app icons and visuals
  • Other bug fixes

Download SkyDrive App For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]

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