Official Facebook for iPad app coming at iPhone 5 event?

Official Facebook for iPad app coming at iPhone 5 event?

According to Mashable, Facebook will finally launch the official Facebook for iPad app next to an update to its iPhone counterpart at Apple's iPhone 5 event next week. Former Facebook developer Jeff Verkoeyen recently spoke out against Facebook yesterday for dragging their feet on releasing the long rumored iPad app. Apparently "a combination of timing and a strained relationship with Apple" was at the heart of the issue, but the two have finally come to an agreement. Why?

thanks to the shared goal of beating Google — and the simple fact that Facebook and Apple may need each other. The former doesn’t have a mobile platform while Apple doesn’t have a social platform. The culmination of this renewed friendship: the launch of Facebook for iPad at Apple’s iPhone 5 media event.

To be honest, at this point I'm not holding my breath and will believe it when I see it in the App Store. In the meantime, check out our Top 5 Facebook for iPad apps to help you with the wait.

Source: Mashable

Andrew Wray

Andrew Wray is a Salt Lake City, Utah based writer who focuses on news, how-tos, and jailbreak. Andrew also enjoys running, spending time with his daughter, and jamming out on his guitar. He works in a management position for Unisys Technical Services, a subsidiary of Unisys Corporation.

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Official Facebook for iPad app coming at iPhone 5 event?

8 Comments

Would You kindly stop asking questions? We want answers!
Look at Your blog: Nearly every headline is a question. Post when You know, please, not when You think...

I remember when this blog had actual news, no question marks in the titles, and weren't trying to push iPhone cases etc. etc. all the time. The posts weren't as frequent as today's.... but when info WAS posted it WAS actual fact not Speculation. I find myself checking Tipb less and less unfortunately.

I'm curious [seriously]. What's the big fuss about a native app?
They are utilizing the "other" platform Apple "provides".

I never understood the need for a Facebook iPad app? Wouldn't that be Safari @ www.facebook.com?
The fact that there is such a fuss about a FB iPad app shows the drawbacks of the iPad paired with iOS functional web browsing.

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