It’s been rumored for a while that Facebook has been quietly working on a Facebook app for the iPad – and we can now confirm that the rumors are true! The new Facebook iPad app was revealed today by a hacker who was using a jail-broken iPad to run the app. The hacker was able to modify a file hidden within the Facebook for iPhone app to unlock the iPad Easter egg. (This according to our friends at Mashable.com.) The result? A fully functional Facebook for the iPad!
Check out all the screenshots for the Facebook iPad app over on Mashable.com.
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Sure, iPad owners can still download Facebook for the iPhone and run it on the iPad, but the app doesn’t display in high definition. The newly discovered iPad app is legit, though. (We confirmed as much with a development source close to the project – who had seen the iPad app.)
The iPad app uses many of the same features that third-party Facebook apps use, but instead has full access to the Facebook API, making the interface much better. The iPad’s drop-down menus and built-in keyboard make it much easier to navigate and update your status on the go. The iPad interface is very close to Facebook’s online look, and while Facebook Chat is supported, video chat doesn’t look like it will be available for launch.
When does the Facebook iPad app release? As of press time there’s no official release date, although development insiders say it looks like it won’t be long, since the app is near feature-complete.
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