Apple’s iOS 5 to come with Twitter integration baked-in

June 1st, 2011

Next week Apple will unwrap iOS 5 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, and although it’s still unclear what exactly is in store, new reports are claiming that Twitter integration could be top of Apple‘s list.

That’s according to TechCrunch, which reports that Twitter will launch its own photo sharing service next week, in time for Apple to reveal integration with iOS 5. The feature is said to be tied-into the iPhone‘s camera and photo roll to let users share pictures directly to Twitter – just like they would a video to YouTube.

That’s possibly not all we’ve got to look forward to, either. John Gruber at Daring Fireball has gone one step further, suggesting we’ll see Twitter baked into the next iOS update in multiple ways. Although merely guesses, these features could include integration with the Safari browser, as well as an API so third-party developers could bake easy Twitter into their own apps. Gruber says: “Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.”

As usual, Apple is remaining tight-lipped on the subject, but we’ve only got to wait until Monday to find out what goodies it’s got in store for us with. For the latest WWDC news, check back to SoMobile at 18:00 on Monday.

[Source: TechCrunch]