Skype is one of those apps from Microsoft that needs to get constantly updated to fit the mobile phone technology of today. With the latest updates to the Apple line of iPhones, the screen sizes changed drastically, and Skype had to update. On Wednesday, Skype issued those changes as part of its 5.6 release.
Skype for the iPhone 5.6 went live on Wednesday, and became an instant hit for those with the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These phones take advantage of the larger phone screen size, and the latest updates from Skype stretch to those sizes to allow for perfect conversations to occur.
Skype 5.6 Version For iPhone
Skype announced via its blog, that the new version brings optimized and scaled UI to the iPhone 6 and iPHone 6+ screen sizs. The new screen size will allow more recent chats and more messages to appear than ever before in the conversation view. Now, longer conversations can be seen than before, and the larger screen takes advantage of this technology.
The Skype 5.6 for iPhone is the second release of the software from Skype that builds on the iPhone and iOS 8 extensions as well. These extensions let the iPhone build and use Skype, and phones from the iPhone 4 to current can take advantage of the new Skype features. The app also got updated with bug fixes and other fixes as well from Skype as part of their random updates.
Available Now From App Store
With the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones still in limited supply, as Apple is rushing to meet demands of this phone, the newest software is available today for those who have the phones. With this, it will allow those users to test the updates, and report any bugs back to Skype, as they can make any adjustments if needed.
By getting the latest version out ahead of time, Skype can feed comments and bug fixes before the rest of the shipped phones get sent, and address any concerns in a future release. This version will be used by millions, and its important to get the version right, and Skype is committed to get that right app done today. It’s available to download today, and its worth the effort if you have these new iPhones.
I love Skype and use it daily. I don’t have the new iPhone, but its great to see it updated.