This means users can receive Skype calls while other apps are running, even when the iPhone is locked. And during a call, users can keep the conversation going while they switch to another task, such as checking a movie listing or reading an email.
Skype has also updated the app’s graphics to support iPhone 4’s Retina Display.
“At Skype, we believe that better call quality and better availability (which is achieved with an app capable of multitasking and/or making calls over 3G) lead to increased call frequency and longer calls. We also believe that the mobile world is in a period of significant change, for example, with some operators starting to move to tiered pricing models,” said Peter Parkes on Skype’s blog.
In light of that, Skype no longer have plans to charge a supplement to make calls over 3G. “We’re delighted to make it easier for you to talk for even longer and do even more together using Skype,” a post reads.
Skype’s multitasking requires iOS 4 and an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or a third-generation iPod touch.
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