VoIP Over 3G Offered With New iPhone SDK

by Mike on January 28, 2010

VoIP Over 3G Offered With New iPhone SDK

The Apple iPad may have been the big news of the day yesterday, but Apple has also made a couple of other announcements that are quite interesting, one of them being the release of a new iPhone SDK update.

Version 3.2 of the developer SDK makes a change that many will look forward to and that is the lifting of the restrictions which prevented 3G VoIP (Voice Over IP) calls. Prior to this announcement, the only option available to iPhone users was to make VoIP calls over a WiFi network connection.

It’s a good change that not only benefits iPhone users but also users that purchase the new Jesus tablet which includes speakers, a microphone, WiFi, 3G and apps although it would look a bit strange to be holding a super-sized tablet to your ear.

iCall is the first app available for Apple gadgets that can take advantage of the new feature and can be used to make 3G VoIP calls. However this change will affect the entire wireless industry and it’s only a matter of time before we see other players update their software applications to support this as well. How about Skype over 3G?

Via: Geeky Gadgets, TUAW

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