Microsoft SkyDrive wakes up, brings iPhone 5 and iPad mini support

The Microsoft SkyDrive app has finally been updated to version 3.0, ten months and two days after its last update, bringing support for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. Other enhancements include letting users download their photos in their full resolution, better support for SkyDrive-connected apps for uploading and opening files, and bug fixes.

The update to SkyDrive was delayed almost a year while Apple and Microsoft argued over Apple’s cut of in-app purchases. Apple demands a 30% cut for anything sold in the App Store, and Microsoft was attempting to get a better deal. SkyDrive users can purchase a subscription for more storage on the web, but Microsoft does not offer the option to pay through its iOS app due to Apple’s policies. It is likely that Microsoft ultimately relented in order to get their app updated to support the iPhone 5.

If you’re a SkyDrive user, grab the update and tell us what you think.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.