iOS 6 to Bring Systemwide Facebook Integration

facebook ios iconTechCrunch reports that iOS 6 will include system-level integration of Facebook, similar to the integration seen with Twitter in iOS 5. The report comes just days after Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke positively about Facebook at the D10 Conference, closing his thoughts on the relationship between Apple and Facebook with the suggestive phrase "stay tuned".

After much speculation, Facebook integration will indeed be baked into the latest version of iOS, we’ve learned. [...]

To be clear, Twitter will still very much be a part of the new iOS (presumably named “iOS 6″ and codenamed “Sundance“), and that company will be holding sessions at WWDC to chat more about the continued partnership (including the integration into the forthcoming OS X Mountain Lion). But Facebook integration will be very important for iOS — tons of apps use Facebook for sign-ups and authentication (many use Facebook as the only way to do this, to the dismay of some). Apple was undoubtedly watching this activity and realized that it was time to formally bring Facebook on board.

TechCrunch notes that Apple and Facebook are still working out how sharing items to Facebook will be integrated, given the varying levels of permissions on Facebook posts. The report also includes the caveat that Apple has been known to change its mind in the past, but as of right now Facebook integration is reportedly set to be unveiled in iOS 6 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference later this month.

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nickn Avatar
130 months ago
No thanks. My personal information stays close to me. There is no need to put it all over the web.
Score: 137 Votes (Like | Disagree)
firestarter Avatar
130 months ago
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130 months ago
Not on my phone, it won't be.
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130 months ago
NOoooooo!

Screw you Facebook. GET OUT! :mad:
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Tarzanman Avatar
130 months ago
Wow. That's a step in the wrong direction.

I see why Apple feels like they have to do it (Google has Google+), but facebook is one step away from a hot mess.

I got rid of the facebook app on my (android) phone because I grew tired of getting notifications everytime someone invited me to play farmville, et al.
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Bradllez Avatar
130 months ago
No thanks. My personal information stays close to me. There is no need to put it all over the web.
I want people to know that I am a man whore.

So this is good.
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