There is very little doubt that the hottest thing right now in the world of tech is the expected announcement of the next major iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 6. As with all new versions of iOS, most of the hoopla surrounds the new features and changes that will be added to the mobile OS. It was reported previously that Apple will utilize a new Maps app as well as an overhauled native Camera & Photos apps. Now, a new report just came that there is the possibility that Apple will include Facebook integration for iOS 6.
The possibility of Facebook integration into the iOS ecosystem is something that has been teased since last year but as we all know, Apple went with Twitter instead. But now as TechCrunch pointed out, it seems that the possibility of Facebook being baked right into the iOS is a close possibility. During the D10 conference earlier, Tim Cook was rather vocal that he admires Facebook and how it is closest to being like Apple. And now it seems that the relationship between the two companies is about to scale a new level.
According to TechCrunch:
Now the two sides appear on the brink of formalizing the relationship. After much speculation, Facebook integration will indeed be baked into the latest version of iOS, we’ve learned.
Following Cook’s most recent comments, there was much speculation about this finally happening. After all, Facebook integration did appear in an unreleased build of iOS 4 a couple years ago.
TechCrunch made it clear however that Twitter will still be a part of iOS 6, in fact the company is set to hold sessions at WWDC which will tackle the integration of Twitter into OS X Mountain Lion. Facebook won't be making its way to the OS X just yet because Apple wants to take the integration of the social networking behemoth one step at a time.
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