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iOS 5 to offer system-level Twitter integration?

A pair of new reports suggest iOS 5 may receive system-level integration with Twitter. Citing multiple unnamed sources, TechCrunch reports that Apple will be a launch partner for Twitter’s new in-house photo sharing service, with options to share images to Twitter built directly into the OS—similar to the current YouTube video sharing integration—and a “Send to Twitter” button. In linking to the same story, John Gruber of Daring Fireball claims that it is “[s]o close to the bigger story, but yet so far[,]” and says to “Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.” Apple will unveil iOS 5 during its WWDC keynote adress, which begins Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

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1

Hope not!  Please Apple don’t shove Facebook and Twitter down our throats.  They’re everywhere else, sick of it!

Posted by Ian Walpole on June 1, 2011 at 11:14 AM (PDT)

2

What he said!

Posted by ahMEmon on June 1, 2011 at 11:24 AM (PDT)

3

Agree 100% with #‘s 1 & 2!
Lord, this is the end of they do this.  I can’t imagine anything more worthless than Twitter.  FB, I enjoy, but I don’t want either built into the OS.  Period.

Posted by sb on June 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM (PDT)

4

All of the above +1. Apps are sufficient for social networking.

If Apple does do this, I hope they also add the ability to delete (or at least hide) unused apps built-in to iOS.

Posted by Farnsworth on June 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

5

If the AppleTV OS is any indication, Apple will not give you the ability to remove or hide a built-in feature. ATV users outside the US, and non-baseball fans anywhere hate the fact that the MLB feature is so prominently displayed and can’t be removed, hidden, or pushed to the bottom of the menu.

On other iOS devices at least you can put a built-in app that you don’t use into a “junk” folder and put that on your last page.

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on June 1, 2011 at 1:53 PM (PDT)

6

Hey, I thought that’s why Apple shoved Ping! down our throats with iTunes 10.  Mmm, guess that game plan didn’t work….

Apple should go back to being Apple Computer instead of being Apple Social Networking Site.

Posted by JimmyBobSmith on June 1, 2011 at 2:45 PM (PDT)

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