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New Apple Patent: Facebook Integration Into iPhone OS

New day, new Apple patent: a new social workflow that highlights Facebook. Last Wednesday the Business Insider reported that a mobile industry insider confirmed to them that Apple was building Facebook features into iPhone OS 4.Perhaps “Apple’s new hooks into Facebook,” reported Frommer “will make this sync process part of the phone’s operating system and not just a feature of the Facebook app.”

Coincidentally, a recently published Apple patent sheds light on this very subject under the scope of a fuller social networking application concerning various workflows including an “Add Contact” workflow and a “Social Networking” workflow which specifically highlights an exemplary Facebook example. This report covers Apple’s “Workflow” patent that is indeed presented as a possible future iPhone OS upgrade consideration.