Facebook iPad App to Launch at iOS 5 and iPhone 5 Event?

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Mashable claims that Facebook is actually launching its long-awaited iPad app at Apple's rumored October 4th media event where the company is believed to be launching iOS 5 and the iPhone 5.

Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4, Mashable has learned. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.

The news comes after a report that a Facebook developer had quit with concerns that the iPad Facebook app may never launch.

According to Mashable, Facebook may introduce a revamped iPhone app as well. There has been evidence in the past that the two companies were be working to integrate Facebook into iOS much as Apple has done with Twitter, but disagreements reportedly derailed the integration.

Last week, Robert Scoble also revealed that he had heard that Facebook would be releasing its iPad app at Apple's event on October 4th.

Apple is expected to hold a media event on October 4th where the company will introduce the iPhone 5 and announce a release date for iOS 5.

Top Rated Comments

Blorzoga Avatar
125 months ago
Wow, a rumor about a rumored app launching at a rumored event about a rumored phone.
Score: 47 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kentochan Avatar
125 months ago
The iPhone Facebook app could use a lot of improvements. I totally hate as of now!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ciclismo Avatar
125 months ago
I stopped caring about a Facebook app a long time ago. I spend less than 15 minutes on FB a week, tendency falling, as it is becoming more and more annoying to use.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple... Avatar
125 months ago
Apple is keeping Facebook alive. Everyone is leaving Boringbook and using Twitter exclusively these days.
For me it's quite the opposite. I had a Twitter account 2 years before I had a FB account, and I rarely use Twitter (I haven't touched it for months).
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zedsdead Avatar
125 months ago
If they take up time at the keynote for this....what a waste.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cshearer Avatar
125 months ago
If you really believe any of them are any different (myspace, Facebook, twitter, google plus, etc etc), you're nuts. People will keep moving to the newest and coolest indefinitely, but there's no difference. My demographic has no use for it, so we're not on any of them. Kids and women will always be into these things and move from one to the next, most people will not be into any of them.
Sure, these sites aren't of use to every single person in the world. However, saying they're all the same is completely false. There are huge qualitative differences between them, especially between Facebook/MySpace and Twitter.

Next time you throw around calling people nuts, at least use a couple brain cells in the process of formulating your thoughts.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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