iOS 5 Feature: Twitter Integration?


iOS 5

Apple announced today that Steve Jobs will unveil iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion at next week’s WWDC 2011 keynote.

TechCrunch reports that according to multiple sources, iOS 5 could include Twitter integration, which is one of the reasons Twitter is launching its own photo-sharing service this week.

It won’t be earth shattering if iOS 5 includes Twitter integration, it didn’t even make it to our iOS 5 wish list, but it would be a nice-to-have feature.

TechCrunch reports:

We’ve heard from multiple sources that Twitter is likely to have a big-time partner for such a service: Apple. Specifically, we’re hearing that Apple’s new iOS 5 will come with an option to share images to Twitter baked into the OS. This would be similar to the way you can currently share videos on YouTube with one click in iOS. Obviously, a user would have to enable this feature by logging in with their Twitter credentials in iOS. There would then be a “Send to Twitter” option for pictures stored on your device.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball who has a good track record when it comes to Apple related news has commented on the TechCrunch article, indicating that the Twitter integration in iOS 5 may go beyond just the photo-sharing service:

So close to the bigger story, but yet so far. Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.

Any guesses what that might be?

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