“MG Siegler posted a scoop on TechCrunch yesterday about the ‘relationship status’ of Apple and Facebook. Now the echo chamber is going on like Facebook is suddenly BFFs with Apple, similar to Apple’s relationship with Twitter,” Mike Elgan reports for Cult of Mac. “That’s both not true and would be bad news if it was true. Facebook is a lousy partner for Apple.”
“First, let’s be clear about what Siegler actually reported. He didn’t say Facebook would be integrated into Apple operating systems like Twitter is,” Elgan reports. ” Siegler has ‘learned’ from a source that Apple probably intends to announce some kind of limited integration, partnership or cooperation with Facebook.”
Elgan reports, “Specifically, when you currently use Facebook for iOS app ‘authentication’ — for using your Facebook username and password instead of setting up a new one for the app — iOS switches you to the Facebook app for the authentication, then back to the original app to complete the login. The new announcement should log you in without switching to the Facebook app and back. That’s it! That’s the news.”
Much more, including why Facebook is a lousy partner for Apple, in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]