iOS Code Reveals Future Facebook Integration?

By , Jan 17, 2012

iOS 5 was released last fall with deep Twitter integration throughout the entire operating system. Many speculated that Apple would also add Facebook integration, but the day never came. You may also remember rumors of an Apple and Facebook partnership back before iOS 4 debuted.

This could be changing however, as iMore discovered iOS code referencing Facebook…

Facebook integration across iOS would most likely follow suit with Twitter, allowing you to post status updates and photos from different parts of the operating system. It’s not clear if Facebook will come integrated in future versions of iOS 5 or perhaps iOS 6 — if ever. It’s worth noting that code references don’t always mean that the feature is for sure coming.

In addition to today’s report, iMore also discovered some prototype names for the iPad 3 in the recently released iOS 5 Beta 3. In November, DigiTimes had revealed the same two prototype names: “J1″ and “J2″ for the iPad 3. The “J1″ likely refers to a Wi-Fi version, while the “J2″ refers to the Wi-Fi + 3G version.

The iPad 3 is rumored to launch sometime this Spring, perhaps March, with a quad-core A6 processor, Retina Display, and 8-megapixel camera.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/SpideyRules Scott Curry

    Thank God I got a better paying job, because I am going to be ALL OVER that iPad3!

  • http://twitter.com/M0esmac Modest Noreika – Moo

    Actually I miss that you have to use default Twitter client. I mean ‘Twitter’. Not like Tweetbot or something like that. I’d like that in non-jailbreak device.
    Just because jailbreak brings a lot of laggggg in to your phone!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001783517599 Gregory D Foster

      I thought the same thing about jail breaking but it’s absolutely false. My phone moves just as fast as it did before and my battery actually lasts longer because of a jailbreak tweak called screen dimmer. You should try jail breaking, if you don’t like it, just restore your phone back.

  • Anonymous

    not necessarily have to put: facebook.com / iPhoneDownloadBlog. Simply put your username for example: iPhoneDownloadBlog.

    Also this is available in 5.0.1

  • http://twitter.com/Coop2009Designs Coop

    Face book profile was available before 5 even came out!

  • http://twitter.com/oneBurge Burge

    @ 2 above..read the post not look at the picture…it’s about Facebook in IOS , like twitter is now…Apple should of got this done before twitter..facebook integration would be a whole lot better…

    • http://twitter.com/southcackalack Lemerio P.

      Agreed. Including status update integration is way better than simply location based integration such as via twitter

    • http://twitter.com/southcackalack Lemerio P.

      Agreed. Including status update integration is way better than simply location based integration such as via twitter

    • http://twitter.com/southcackalack Lemerio P.

      Agreed. Including status update integration is way better than simply location based integration such as via twitter

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EPRVJMNNHJ5NRULKBWUEY6VNVY Michael

    Oh my Christ. This has been around since 5.0.1.. I have all that shit in my contacts NOW. This…. is not news…