When they said “Tuesday,” they meant it. Not long ago, the clock struck midnight in the Land of the Rising Sun, and sure enough, the bona fide Skype application (v220.127.116.11) for Apple’s iPhone has gone live. It’s absolutely free to download, but early reports from Japan haven’t been totally awesome. We’re told that a “No Microphone” error popped up when trying to use the iPhone 3G’s built-in mic and speaker — which may or may not be related to using iPhone OS 3.0 before it’s good and ready — but that sound quality was super when using an external headphone / mic setup. We’re fully expecting it to roll out elsewhere as Tuesday (March 31st) arrives in various time zones, so make sure you (and at least one Skype buddy) stay up late to try ‘er out.
Skype for iPhone is free and you can download it here [iTunes Link]