Skype video chat on iPhone 4?

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Skype video chat on iPhone 4?

Update: 12/30/10 Skype video for the iPhone is now available!
With Apple announcing FaceTime video chat on the new iPhone 4 phone, which sports 2 cameras (front and rear), the obvious question is will Skype offer video chat on the next gen iPhone?

To 'somewhat' learn the answer check this out:
Skype bringing video chat to iPhone 4

Update: I was contacted by a Skype spokesperson with the following clarification:
There seems to have been some confusion about a previous statement we shared with Pocket-Lint as to Skype's stance in regards to FaceTime.

Skype is the market leader and champion of video calling for consumers and it's clear to us that mobile video will become increasingly important to our customers in the coming year. We are glad to see that Apple recognizes the value and potential of mobile video.

However, just to be clear, we are not considering FaceTime as a technological platform for video calling in our own products. Based on Apple's statement about FaceTime being an open platform, we are looking forward to see how this process unfolds. We look forward to working with Apple to bring the best possible mobile video calling experience not only to the millions of Skype users on the iPhone around the world, but also to the countless more making video calls on desktops, TVs and other connected devices.



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3 Comments

Hi All,

I have a question............I have a new I-Phone 4 and my father-in-law has a computer w/ a camera set up (Skype)living far away. I have 2 daughters that I would like to have them see/talk to him on a daily basis. Is there a way to do this w/ the I-Phone 4 & Skype or some other type of application without purchasing a camera for our home computer?

Thanks to any & all that can provide some input.

Hi Rodney,

As of now skype does not support video calls on the latest and the greatest iPhone 4. However, you can still make video calls from your iPhone 4 through "Fring", which is available for free on the app store and useful when the other side does not have an iPhone 4. Fring is also a downloadable application that can be installed on a computer and has versions for droids, blackberrys etc. It also works on the older iPhones with back camera and iOS 4, along with a mirror so the camera can see the person holding it ;-).. All you will need to do is register for a nickname that again is free on both ends and there you go bam! Video chatting. It works on 3G too. Perhaps the app has an unstable interface but works great, when it does!!

Hope this was useful!

Boooo. So I have to use some obscure Fring app to video chat?! LAME.

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