iPad and Skype users were excited yesterday when an official Skype app for the iPad was released. Until now, users were having to rely on the iPhone Skype app which operated on a fraction of the screen.
Unfortunately, Skype prematurely released the app and had to pull it down. They tweeted yesterday, “To ensure your best Skype experience, we’ve temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today.”
Some initial tests reported that the app seemed to be working smoothly, but taking a minute or two to load all of your Skype contacts. If you own the original iPad, you obviously can’t participate in a Skype chat or call, but you can view them.
Here’s a video of Skype for iPad, where a user managed to grab a screen shot of the new app before Skype took their video down.
When will we see the Skype iPad app launched again? Not sure, but Skype did say, “We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting Skype for iPad and apologize for the inconvenience.”
We’ll keep an eye on this story and update you again when it is launched…for real.