Apple iOS 5.0 To Integrate Twitter Image Uploads?

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Apple’s finally acknowledged that iOS 5.0 will be featured at the WWDC next week. We’ve heard a lot about what that software revision might bring to the operating system, from a revamped notification system, to a change to the Maps app. The latest rumor has the OS getting heavy integration with Twitter, specifically the service’s upcoming photo-sharing feature.

While the details of this new Twitter service aren’t even public yet, iOS is rumored to be getting a “Sent to Twitter” button that would let you upload pics from your phone straight to Twitter’s servers for easy sharing in your tweets. You might not even have to tweet your pic to share it, getting a short URL you could distribute individually to whom you want to see the image.

If this news is to prove true, we’d hope to hear Twitter announce its image-sharing service to the general public a bit in advance of Apple’s iOS 5.0 reveal, so look for that to come soon; All Things Digital reports that it’s likely to arrive at the D9 conference tomorrow. This news might be bad for companies like Twitpic and ImageShack, but (assuming Twitter can handle the bandwidth) things should end up at least a smidge easier for end users.

Source TechCrunch, All Things Digital

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!