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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  • Cooper

    I wouldn’t use it.

  • oh please, dont add Twitter to it, please dont, with a cherry on top, please, DONT!

  • fas

    I fail to understand the need for Twitter integration. Twitter is falling down and no more the inthing.

  • I don´t think iCloud necessarily means “online music” for Apple. It should be one of many features, but my take is that it will be related to productivity. iWork would leapfrog MS Office if we could edit any document online from a Mac, iPad, iPhone or ipod and be able to do it with simultaneous users in real time. From the cloud or from a server.

    I know this is already available in Google Docs, but the interface is not easy to use from mobile devices and is missing too many features. With Apple´s installed base it could easily become a standard.

  • Very excited to see what the new iOS will bring.