Report: Facebook To Integrate In Apple's Next iOS
June 1, 2012 at 1:56 PM (PT)
Two of the world's greatest digital-era powers are on the verge of working together. TECHCRUNCH.COM reports that FACEBOOK will be integrated into APPLE's latest version of iOS. At the same time, TWITTER will continue to be part of what likely will be called iOS 6.
The new relationship will bring all the apps that use FACEBOOK for sign-ups and authentication onto the operating system for iPADs, iPHONES, et al. FACEBOOK will now be being built right into iOS to provide a more seamless authentication.
TECHCRUNCH cited a few loose threads that still have to be tied up. Chief among them is how sharing will work. "Sharing is the other big part of the iOS/TWITTER integration, and will be important for iOS/FACEBOOK integration as well," the report noted. "But FACEBOOK is significantly more complicated than TWITTER in that there are all kinds of permissions for what you can post where and who can see what. And Open Graph adds another layer of complexity to all of this.
"It remains an open question as to how a FACEBOOK iOS SDK might play with the existing FACEBOOK SDKs if an app still does want access to more robust sharing features. All of this is the reason APPLE previews iOS to developers before releasing it.