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Skype 4.8 for iPhone and iPad

We’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.8.

Here are the latest improvements:

  • Video and voice call stability over a mobile data or WiFi connection is better than ever
  • Receive more detailed notifications in the Notification Center
  • We’ve fixed the chat issues; all chats now appear in the correct order
  • We’re providing a welcome tour to make it easier to get started on Skype

Supported Devices & Operating Systems:

Skype for iPad version 4.8 supports: iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), iPad Mini

Skype for iPhone version 4.8 supports: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (3rd generation), iPod Touch (4th generation), iPod Touch (5th generation)

Note that iOS 5.0 or later is required on all devices.

We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad applications from the Apple App Store. We are always interested in hearing your feedback, so please report any issues to our Skype Community.

Resolved issues:

Category Description
Calling iPod Touch Only: Audio source will not be routed to both Speaker and headset at the same time.
Calling iPhone Only: Dial pad is now displayed in the call view when receiving a call to Skype number.
Calling Toolbar buttons now respond when ending the first call and starting a second call to the same contact.
Calling The host can re-add a call participant who was hung up on during the live call.
VoiceOver VoiceOver now reads label for profile picture.
VoiceOver VoiceOver now reads clearly for the title bar settings in the contact’s profile card.
VoiceOver VoiceOver now reads unread messages in “name of conversation” + “X new message(s)”.
VoiceOver Implemented Skype’s own VoiceOver 2 finger double tap actions on “Answer/End Calls”.
VoiceOver Background items are not selectable when Left Hand Side Bar is on top of the screen.
VoiceOver Informs user when pulling down the chat history to load more messages.

Known issues:

Category Description Workaround
Sign in Unable to sign into Skype with Microsoft account if it was unlinked from the web. None available
Generic Dial pad becomes unresponsive when the image is copied in the clipboard. Restart Skype
Calling Call drops after call recovery from one side. Restart Skype; fix is in progress
Calling In-call DTMF tones are not properly played on the receiving side. Fix is in progress
Calling Incoming call screen may not be displayed if the first call has been just dismissed and the new incoming call was received. Fix is in progress

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