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Facebook iPad App Expected at Apple’s iPhone 5 Event

Mashable reports that, Facebook will launch its long-awaited iPad app at Apple’s iPhone 5 launch event on Oct. 4. 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.

The Facebook iPad app, which leaked earlier this year, has been in limbo at Facebook for the past few months. That much was made clear in a blog post from former Facebook engineer Jeff Verkoeyen. In that post, he revealed that he left the company (for Google) partially because Facebook has been sitting on the completed app since May.

Also expected, a new version of Facebook for the iPhone with design and speed improvements that mimic the iPad app

Facebook has been working on a project to bring the Facebook Platform to mobile devices. The project, which has been labeled as “Project Spartan” by some (a name not used internally at Facebook, according to one of our sources), is designed to be a platform where developers can bring their Facebook apps to mobile devices via an HTML5 platform