As you know that WWDC and iOS 5 is right around the corner, and it look like that Apple will be focusing on integrating social network. There were rumors about the ‘MediaStream’ service from Apple that would allow the users to view and to share photos with your friends, and now it seems like Twitter will be integrated in Apple iOS 5.
Now you don’t have to use Twitter App Client to upload and share a photo, but you will be able to send any photo to Twitter directly from iPhone Camera App.
According to TechCrunch,
“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.”
And John Gruber of DaringFireball had added very interesting comment stated below,
“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.”
Also if you remember that 9to5Mac also detailed a hidden iOS social network back in January, that could come out with iOS 5,
“From the looks of different alerts and plists, it appears that Apple will let iPhone users set up “Photo Streams” that friends could “subscribe” to. Also, it looks like there will be some privacy preferences related to this, so you can choose who is allowed to view your “Streams.”
With Photo Streams, you will also be allowed to “invite” other users to view your pictures as you take them and upload them to a service. This service looks like it is connected to MobileMe, and we speculate that “Media Stream” can be directly connected to “Find my Friends.” We think Find my Friends will be another aspect of Apple’s social network, a part of a free MobileMe, where you can choose to view your friends’ “Photo Streams” all on that same map.”
Back up there, Gruber had a point that what’s to keep Apple from allowing Twitter integration on a deeper system level? Also The Next Web stated that Apple could use Twitter for contact integration with fellow Twitter users, social photo/media sharing and integration with different other iPhone Apps.
What can I say here, Apple might throw Facebook support on iOS 5 too?
Do You Want to see this Twitter integration in iOS 5?