Skype for iPhone hits 2m downloads

Skype claims to have hit 2 million downloads of its 'Skype for iPhone' software since the mobile VoIP client debuted on Apple's App Store on 31 March.

Writing on the VoIP company's official blog, Skype's Peter Parkes said it is currently seeing an average two to three downloads a second.

The 1 million milestone was reached within two days of launch, establishing the software as one of the fastest-downloaded iPhone apps ever. Parkes added that many of those downloading the application were new Skype users. He noted also that Skype was 'working tirelessly' on a new release of the iPhone software.