Almost a month after Apple released its major update to iPhones and iPads, Skype has finally caught up, with a newly redesigned interface that fits in with the rest of Apple’s operating system.
In addition to the visual refresh, the Skype update also features improvements to accessibility, including better support for VoiceOver, Apple’s technology that helps visually impaired users operate their iOS devices.
This isn’t a massive technical update for Skype, but it doesn’t really need to be. The new backgrounding system in iOS 7 that developers are moving to take advantage of wasn’t a huge boon to Skype’s development, since Skype was already allowed to run in the background under Apple’s old rules.
If you’re interested in picking up the new update, it’s available in the App Store now.
Blair Hanley Frank is a technology journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked for Macworld, PCWorld and TechHive. He can be found on Twitter @belril.
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- Form factorTablet
- Operating systemiOS (6)
- Screen size9.7 inches
- Storage typeInternal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Camera (integrated)5 megapixels
- Maximum battery lifeUp to 10 hours
- Dimensions9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 in
- Weight1.44 lb
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