The highly buzzed (and highly leaked) iPhone that is expected to be released next month may have Facebook integrated into the operating system according to Dan Frommer of BusinessInsider. There are a number of potential Facebook features including contact syncing and further integration into the developer SDK.
While details are sparse, Facebook is one of the most downloaded application on the iPhone (if not the most downloaded) which is why the company has so much influence. According to our own sources, the two companies have been in talks over the past few years but no official way to work together was ever nailed down. It looks like this may be the first time that happens.
With the lead product manager for Google Android now leaving to Facebook, there’s no doubt that the company is accelerating their mobile strategy. While we’re not sure whether or not we’ll see a “Facebook Phone” arrive in the next year, we definitely would expect many more mobile products to come out of the growing company.