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Facebook to Finally Launch iPad App at Apple's Oct. 4th iPhone 5 Event

Author:admin   Date:2011-09-27

"Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple's iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4. In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace." reports from Mashable. It is also said that the Facebook iPad app, which leaked earlier this year, has been in limbo at Facebook for the past few months. That was made much clear in a blog post Monday by former Facebook engineer Jeff Verkoeyen. In that post, he revealed that he left the company (for Google) partially because Facebook has been sitting on the completed app since May.

The problem (for the delay of the Facebook release), according to two sources familiar with the situation, has been a combination of timing and a strained relationship with Apple. It's no secret that the two companies have been at odds over various issues during the past two years. The relationship between the two technology giants is warming up, however, 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.

At this event, our sources also expect Facebook to unveil a new version of Facebook for the iPhone, with design and speed improvements that mimic the iPad app. Facebook has also been working on a project to bring the Facebook Platform to mobile devices.

Then let's expect the announcement of the iPhone 5 and the Facebook App for iPad and iPhone on the October 4 iPhone 5 Event. Here are the leaked screenshots of the Facebook for iPad App. Enjoy!

facebook iPad app

facebook app for ipad
More screenshots and details here.

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