It’s already pretty cool that you can use Skype on your Apple iPhone, but the current app is not without its limitations. Officially, you can only use Skype over Wi-Fi and not over a 3G connection, but the newest Skype for iPhone 1.3 update comes with a few changes that may bring a small smile to your face.
No, the 3G connection thing hasn’t been “fixed” just yet, but you will now have access to a landscape-oriented touchscreen QWERTY keyboard while in chat mode with Skype for iPhone. This horizontal keyboard is a lot easier to use than the vertical one, wouldn’t you say?
Another important upgrade is the ability to monitor the quality of your call connection. You can be a little more careful about those dropped calls, proactively stepping some place where you’ll have a stronger signal.
Third, the Skype for iPhone 1.3 app fixes that bug “that caused calls to crash after returning from hold.” That was a pain, to be sure, so it’s good to see that fix.
And better still? The download is a free, so Skype away, my friends. Skype away. You can find the newest version of Skype for iPhone through the App Store.