Although Steve Jobs showcased Skype for the iPhone back in March, apparently it was not entirely iOS 4 compatible. A version of the application taking advantage of iOS 4 features, such as multitasking support, will be ready soon.
With every update to the iPhone OS (now called iOS), Apple introduces a number of changes to the software. 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.
When we’re confident that the app will live up to your high expectations, we’ll make it available for download.
It will be very interesting to see how Skype ends up utilizing the available iOS 4 multitasking APIs. It would certainly be worthwhile to be able to leave Skype running in the background, allowing the application to respond to incoming calls when applicable. Such a feature may ultimately make the iPod Touch a much more attractive device because it ultimately function like a WiFi based VoIP phone.