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Apple no longer blocking Microsoft's SkyDrive iOS update, version 3.0 released

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Microsoft and Apple have been locked in a battle over Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-storage app for iOS. The two companies were originally sparring over a 30 percent cut of revenue from SkyDrive storage purchases through Microsoft's iOS app, leaving it lacking updates since June 1st last year. Microsoft previously confirmed it was "in contact with Apple regarding the matter," and It appears that the differences have now been settled. Microsoft revealed today that an updated version of its iOS SkyDrive app is now available to download.

The latest version 3.0 app update brings iPhone 5 and iPad Mini compatibility along with a refreshed look and feel. You can now download full resolution photos to an iPhone or iPad and also control the size of photos that are uploaded and downloaded. Microsoft says it has also updated the app with a number of bug fixes and performance improvements. The update is available now via iTunes.

Microsoft says it "worked with Apple to create a solution that benefited our mutual customers." The company's new SkyDrive app for iOS "is slightly different than other SkyDrive apps in that people interested in buying additional storage will do so via the web versus in the app," says a Microsoft spokesperson. "Earlier this week, Apple approved the SkyDrive app for release and we’re excited to allow people everywhere to start using it."

Update: article updated with comment from Microsoft.