updated 12:50 pm EDT, Mon June 21, 2010
Company cites need for 'additional tests'
It will still be a while before a properly iOS 4-ready Skype app is launched for the iPhone and iPod touch, the company now says. "With every update to the iPhone OS (now called iOS), Apple introduces a number of changes to the software," a statement reads. "In order to make sure we give you the best experience possible, we need to carry out some additional tests with the final version of iOS 4."
iOS 4 is due to launch on iTunes later today, and it's considered unusual that the Skype update is not already available. An early version was demonstrated as far back as March, showing multitasking abilities that should make the VoIP app more useful on Apple handhelds. It should, for instance, be able to continue or receive calls when in another app or if a device is locked.