Apple iOS 5 Rumored To Have Social-Network Integration Features
Making it even easier for mobile phone users to “like,” “tweet,” and “share,” there is speculation that the much-anticipated Apple iPhone 5 will have a Twitter button integrated into the phone’s platform.
According to the IB Times, the rumors are coming from Rackspace tech blogger Robert Scoble’s tweets, saying, “Next week will be a huge week for those of us who have lived on Twitter for the last few years. Apple is building Twitter in deeply into iOS5.”
Scoble added: “I know someone who built the Twitter integration into iOS5 and I believe him when he says I’ll love it.”
Smartphones and social networking sites have had a solid marriage to date, with video-sharing site Youtube already integrated onto the iPhone’s interface. If the Twitter rumors are true, Facebook might follow suit.
Similarly, Vodafone is launching it’s own social-networking feature phone with a dedicated Facebook button. Details on the phone are limited, but it should be launched in Vodafone carrier countries such as Germany and the UK soon.
The Apple iPhone 5 is looking at a possible launch date in September.