Two-way video calls can now be done in high-definition on Skype for iOS, at least on the latest iPhone and iPads. 

Skype for iOS updated with two-way HD video calls for newest iPhone and iPads

Two-way video chatting has been a feature in Skype for iOS for a considerable while, but now, thanks to the processing power offered by Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor in the iPhone 5s, iPad Air, and the iPad mini with Retina display, these calls can offer high-definition quality to both parties, as long as they’re using one of the aforementioned devices.

The update also brings the ability to receive chat messages even when Skype is closed (this was possible before, but only if a video call was in progress and the app was in the background), and also improves the speed at which messages sync across a user’s various devices, improvements which should considerably improve the experience for Skype users on Apple’s latest iDevices.

The update’s live on the App Store, and can be downloaded from the links below (all iPhones and iPads running on iOS 5 or later are supported.)

Skype for iOS: iPhone | iPad