It's been a long time coming but now it looks as if the app will share a launchpad with the iPhone 5 on October 4
The app has been talked about since earlier this year but has been the victim of delays. In a blog post yesterday,former Facebook engineer Jeff Verkoeyene revealed that was partly the reason he left the company for Google .The problem, said Mashable quoting two sources familiar with the situation, had been "a combination of timing and a strained relationship with Apple." The relationship between the two technology giants is warming up, however, thanks to the shared goal of beating Google — and the simple fact that Facebook and Apple may need each other. Mashable added,"The former doesn’t have a mobile platform while Apple doesn’t have a social platform. The culmination of this renewed friendship: the launch of Facebook for iPad at Apple’s iPhone 5 media event." In addition to the iPad app, Facebook is also expected to release a revamped version of its iPhone app and may unveil an HTML5-based mobile app marketplace.