iPad 3 code names and Facebook mentions found in iOS 5.1 beta 3

Deep within iOS 5.1 beta 3 are mentions to two next-generation iPad 3 code names, J1AP and J2AP, as well as ongoing references to Facebook. While digging through firmware code is not a sure fire way of finding out exactly Apple is up to -- it has in the past yielded some results. In this case, they seem in line with a previous account from Digitimes on iPad 3 code names J1 and J2. These likely, though not definitely, refer to the Wi-Fi and cellular data versions of iPad 3.

Another tidbit of information found within the firmware is that Facebook is again being mentioned. As we know it, iOS 4 was set to have Facebook integration but it was subsequently dropped from the OS when an agreement couldn't be reached between the two companies. Could there be more integration with Facebook coming or is this simply legacy code left around, just in case?

Alas, we'll just have to wait and see what Apple has in store for us with iOS 6 but if any of what we're seeing in the iOS 5.1 beta 3 code turns out to be accurate then, we're pretty glad folks still keep checking in there for things Apple may have missed. Jump on past the break, and you can see where the J1AP and J2AP are showing up.

Source: @jackoplane

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iPad 3 code names and Facebook mentions found in iOS 5.1 beta 3


But remember, in another recent beta, Apple stuck in a bunch of bogus references like this just to throw people off: like Apple TV 10,1 etc.

Facebook intergration would be nice as I'm a bit jealous of my friends Mango/Android phones because of tht feature.

I think they finally have Facebook for iPhone the way I like it. Give us the ability back to delete posts and I'll be happy.

I prefer Facebook integration over Twitter. I read Twitter, but never post on it, I constantly post to Facebook.

Link ur twitter to Facebook so when u post on twitter, it's posted on FB. That's what I did, so Twitter integration is almost same as FB integration now :)

I still don't understand how the Twitter intergration works on ios 5... I logged into my account via settings, but I don't notice any real benefit or feature.. I still use the app plus the lockinfo twitter plugin.. But like others have said I would prefer FB intergration, as I'm more a lurker on twitter rather than poster.

This "Contact Book Facebook Integration" is already in iOS 5.0
Just like Flickr, Linkedin and MySpace...Just edit a Contact -> add a Twitter Field -> click on the Twitter Part of the Field -> And Bam -> you can choose between Twitter,Facebook,Flickr,LinkedIN and MySpace...

Exactly! And this was in Mac OS X Lion before it was in iOS 5 too.

I have the iOS 5.1b3 and I find this article misleading because the current beta also includes a place for people to add their friends' Flickr, LinkedIn, MySpace, and 'Add Custom Service' tags. It is possible that Apple is working on integrating Facebook with iOS 5, but for now I don't see it happening anytime soon.

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