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iOS 5 to have 'deep' Twitter integration, source claims

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Fri June 3, 2011

Said to extend beyond photos

Apple is building Twitter integration very deeply into iOS 5, says a source quoted by technology follower Robert Scoble. The source, described as involved in the project, will only elaborate that the integration goes beyond simple photo sharing or "Send to Twitter" buttons. Twitter launched a native photo service on Wednesday.

Some possibilities might include widgets, notifications or video sharing. In any case Apple is expected to reveal at least some of its work on Monday, when it opens WWDC 2011 with a keynote presentation by CEO Steve Jobs. When iOS 5 might become available is unknown, though the timing could be as late as September, when the next-generation iPhone is expected to ship.

iOS 5 should represent the biggest overhaul of the iPhone firmware since it its inception in 2007. Some additional features may include a new push notification system, and integration with iCloud, which is also being previewed at WWDC. Beyond notifications, it's unclear if Apple will address other long-standing complaints such as the lack of a filesystem or the ability to install unapproved apps.






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  1. Salty

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    I Think...

    I think with the deluge of Malware for Android they're not about to allow for unsigned apps. At the very most they'd add a few levels of separation IE you can install non-approved apps but ONLY If you download them on your computer first and side load them through iTunes. Even then I doubt it.

    That said, if this is the biggest upgrade to iOS in years, then why have no more features been leaked?

  1. QualleyIV

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Twitter sucks.

    That is all.

  1. bleee

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    I hope they build an Off button

    because I don't use twitter.

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    the thing about twitter ..

    .. is that it's for old people.

    kids don't really use it.

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    huh?

    It's definitely not for SMART old people.

  1. Zaren

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    "old people"?

    According to a Pew report that came out yesterday (http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2007/twitter-users-cell-phone-2011-demographics), the 25-34 age group has gained a lot of ground in Twitter usage, but 18% of 18-24 year old Internet users are on Twitter. I'm curious what the kids these days consider "old people"... although since I had to categorize them as "kids", they probably think I'm old at 41.

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