Just downloaded and tested Skype on my iPhone 3G. It's working like a charm. The only thing that's missing is video, but rumor has it that's coming in the next iPhone (maybe this summer)...
I have an iPhone and I love it but can you explain to me what is the point of having skype on the iPhone.
The iPhone is already a phone with text messaging and email capability. So what is the point of having skype except to communicate with people outside the country in real time.
iPod touch and it works great!!! No more long distance bills (will minimal) for calls from home and coffee shops!!!
Sounds just like iPhone 3g, no ATT connection except when I'm in a Starbucks hotspot.
I have the $29 version and they sound just fine. I do the same as another poster on this thread. I use the ear buds for walking around and traveling and hook-up my iPod touch to the stereo when at home. Actually for the home stuff, I play AOL radio which is very cool. (also free!!!)
I'm going with the $29 version. I assume they are just like the buds that came with the iPod touch except for the mic and controller. That is just fine by me as I don't expect high fidelity from a Skype phone call anyway. For the uber high fidelity I hook up my iPod to my stereo.
I just called the Apple store for information on the iPod Touch and use of Skype on the device. The salesperson connected me to a technical person who confirmed that the iPod Touch does indeed have an audio input and that the Apple In-Ear Headphones ($79) work with it. He couldn't say much about Skype but suggested I go to the Apple store. Instead, I googled and discovered that Skype just today announced a version for the iPod Touch! That's great, and I'll be buying a Touch.
P.S. applypiper, you have been rather rude and unpleasant responding on this issue, and I assume it's because in general this forum is full of such crap. Please recognize that not everyone here is nasty.
Here are the details from the Apple site:
The remote and mic are supported only by iPod nano (4th generation), iPod classic (120GB), and iPod touch (2nd generation). The remote is supported by iPod shuffle (3rd generation). Audio is supported by all iPod models.
Requires software version 1.0.3 for iPod nano (4th generation), 2.0.1 for iPod classic (120GB), and 2.2 for iPod touch (2nd generation).