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Facebook (FB) and its array of services will be directly integrated with the next version Apple's (AAPL) iOS (iOS 6), MG Siegler reports. He adds Twitter, which is integrated with iOS 5, will maintain its current role. iOS integration will simplify the Facebook sign-on process for third-party apps, and could indirectly help Facebook better monetize them. Tim Cook hinted at an Apple-Facebook partnership on Monday.
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  • D_Virginia
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    Yuck. My iPhone is becoming less of a productivity tool and more of a toy every year. :(
    1 Jun 2012, 04:31 PM Reply Like
  • berylrb
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    Not really just because the finctionality exists does not guarantee its usage. Many android users use the phone merely as a phone according to the web usage stats
    2 Jun 2012, 01:23 AM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    This is old news.
    1 Jun 2012, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • John N. Heil
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    But very, very good news for Apple.
    1 Jun 2012, 04:56 PM Reply Like
  • RedRadish
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    i just wonder what the term 'integration' means? as long as a fb account isn't a requirement of any of the services, then i don't mind. if apple can leverage their massive userbase, you never know what potential it could have. and it looks like mark is looking for something to dampen the negative beating his company is taking right now. as disgusting as it may sound, there probably is a large segment of people out there that would buy a device strictly due to such a social tie-in. i have to admit i've also been on the fb bashing trend to a degree. i'm just not excited by their product as much as i used to be. but in terms of investing value, if this stocks gets pounded long enough, you watch, people will come in to snap up loads of shares regardless of what was said. i just don't know where that mark is, or have the ability to see down the road far enough. as it currently stands, facebook is still huge, and is still significant, so anything can happen.
    1 Jun 2012, 05:04 PM Reply Like
  • Chris Lau
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    Not to exciting news: My playbook from (RIMM) integrates facebook contacts to the unified contacts list. Birthdays are added to the calendar and video chat and contact info is saved to contacts. It's not really a big deal. You can remove facebook from the device and all the facebook contacts are removed.
    2 Jun 2012, 09:06 AM Reply Like
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