It had been coming all along, but finally, Skype 2.0 for iPhone is here. The new Skype 2.0 has the ability to make calls over 3G networks. However, the down side is that Skype is offering free Skype-to-Skype calls over the 3G network only till August 2010 after which a fee will be charged. Normal Skype-to-Skype calls remain free though.
Other enhancements include improved sound quality using wideband audio (SLIK codec) on iPhone 3GS and 2nd generation iPod Touch. A call quality indicator has also been added to notify users. Also, startup times for Skype have been improved with fast access to Skype dial pad from iPhone home screen.
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Despite the improvements, Skype 2.0 has a major drawback: lack of full iPad support. Although full iPad support is expected to arrive soon, it may prevent many from upgrading to Skype 2.0 and wait for the next major update which offers complete iPad support. However, for iPhone and iTouch users, Skype 2.0 is a must have upgrade.
We must say that this release definitely has some prominent updates and we recommend you to subscribe here at Smashingapps so that we can notify you of the next Skype version with full support for iPad.