updated 01:11 pm EDT, Thu August 7, 2014
Possibility of Leopard-compatible update uncertain
Microsoft-owned Skype has, without warning, cut off support for users with OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or earlier, reports say. The company has given instructions on how to update the client software, but users say they don't appear to fix the problem. A spokesperson explains that the company doesn't "currently have a build that OS X Leopard (10.5) users could use."
Apple itself no longer supports Leopard, which first came out in 2007, and lacks a number of now-standard OS X features such as the Mac App Store. Apple is selling upgrades to Snow Leopard for $20, but that won't help older PowerPC-based Macs that don't meet system requirements.