iOS 6: after integrating Twitter, is it now Facebook’s turn?
June 04th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ET by C. D.
The future iOS 6 system could benefit from greater integration of the Facebook social network, following on from Twitter in iOS 5.
While we have learned that Facebook would like to create their own dedicated mobile and smartphone platform, the social network continues to work directly with OS editors to ensure their system is integrated as best as possible.
Since there is an increasing number of users who access the social network via mobile devices, Facebook has no other choice than to create gateways to simplify access, even if this costs them earnings and risks disrupting their economic model.
At Apple, iOS 5 allowed for the advanced integration of Twitter into the platform, but a similar system for Facebook was notably missing, even though the site 9to5Mac stated that signs of integration were already visible in iOS 4 beta releases.
New information has it that the integration of Facebook will finally be made in iOS 6, with this to be unveiled to developers at the WWDC conference next week, with the system to even be integrated into iTunes.
Among the other rumours is that the iTunes (music, video), App Store (applications) and iBookstore (eBooks) which is planned for release with iOS 6, have been revamped thanks to recent acquisitions like the Chomp applications recommendation engine.