Facebook iPhone

Apple has always taken a slow and steady approach with iOS, which has resulted in some of the platform’s critic’s accusing it of playing catch up. No matter what your thoughts of iOS might be, there’s no denying its success and influence in the world of mobile. For quite a while now, Twitter has been the cornerstone iOS’s social network activity; the microblogging service baked directly into Apple’s mobile software. However, the house of peeps and tweets may soon be receiving some company. TechCrunch reported Friday that Facebook will be natively integrated into iOS 6.

Such a move makes sense: As more than 50 percent of Facebook’s 900 million plus users utilize the social platform via a mobile device. In addition to having a firm grip on the consumer market, countless applications and web-based services use Facebook account details for authentication purposes.

The alleged plans to work Facebook into iOS are reportedly still and development — TechCrunch said it’s still unclear exactly how Facebook sharing will work in iOS’ ecosystem. In the meantime, we’ll have to wait until Apple releases an updated preview of iOS to developers. We’ll probably hear something official from Apple at this year’s WWDC, which is less than two weeks away.

[via: TechCrunch]