Skype on iOS adds full screen support for iPhone 5

Apple launched the first major redesign of the iPhone earlier this year with the iPhone 5, thanks to its increase in screen size from 3.5 to four inches. However, people who used the Skype client for iOS were not able to use all of this bigger display for video calls on the newest iPhone.

That changes today, thanks to an update that Microsoft-owned Skype has just released via iTunes. In a post on the Skype Garage blog, the company said, "We've seen your tweets, comments and app store reviews requesting screen compatibility with the iPhone 5, and we've addressed your requests. Today we have released a hotfix for Skype for iPhone; now you can enjoy Skype calling on the iPhone 5 in full screen glory!"

The new 4.1.2 update also features unnamed bug fixes for the iOS port of Skype.

The Skype division of Microsoft has been rather busy of late. It launched what it called a public "Preview Version" of its client for Windows Phone 8 smartphones over the weekend. Microsoft also confirmed last week that Skype will replace the older Windows Live Messenger service, with the transition to be completed sometime in the first quarter of 2013.

Source: Skype Garage blog | Image via Microsoft

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Downloaded it earlier today, works quite well on my iPhone 5.

I love the iOS meets Metro interface Skype has. Wouldn't mind having it system-wide.

.Neo said,
I love the iOS meets Metro interface Skype has. Wouldn't mind having it system-wide.

I think you bought the wrong phone

.Neo said,
Downloaded it earlier today, works quite well on my iPhone 5.

I love the iOS meets Metro interface Skype has. Wouldn't mind having it system-wide.

I thought this with the XBOX turned Smart Glass app, it's very nice and works well but there's too much animation, might as well have a slow phone.

Uplift said,
I thought this with the XBOX turned Smart Glass app, it's very nice and works well but there's too much animation, might as well have a slow phone.

I haven't noticed any overuse of animations in Skype. So far it works very well for me.

This update does not add support for using Microsoft or Facebook Accounts to login. So cant even get off the login screen

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