or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Apple rumored to add system-wide Twitter photo integration to iOS 5
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Apple rumored to add system-wide Twitter photo integration to iOS 5

post #1 of 45
Thread Starter 
As rumors swirl of an upcoming image service from Twitter, a new report alleges that Apple will participate as a major launch partner with system-wide support in iOS 5.

Various sources have confirmed that Twitter plans to announce a photo-sharing service, reportedly called Twitter Pictures, at the D9 conference later this week. TechCrunch now reports that Twitter has lined up Apple as a key partner for the upcoming service.

Though a number of popular third-party image services already cater to Twitter users, the company is reportedly moving to take more control of its product in hopes of creating a more consistent user experience. Of course, money could also be an issue, as sites like Yfrog make millions by selling advertising next to images uploaded by Twitter users.

According to the report, multiple sources have said that Apple's iOS 5 will have Twitter's image service "baked into the OS" with a "Send to Twitter" option similar to the current integration of YouTube in iOS. "A tipster informs us that one trigger happy Apple iOS designer has already released a test link into the wild," Alexia Tsotsis said in a separate report for TechCrunch, though she declined to provide the link.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball took things one step further, hinting at possible deeper integration. "So close to the bigger story, but yet so far," Gruber said of the report. "Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service."

Apple confirmed Tuesday that CEO Steve Jobs will unveil iOS 5 next Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. iOS 5 is also rumored to include "deep" voice command integration. Last week, reports emerged that Apple will revamp notifications and widgets in iOS 5.



WWDC kicks off Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. In addition to iOS 5, Apple will present Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and introduce its new iCloud service. Last month, sources told AppleInsider that the iCloud service, which is expected to replace the existing MobileMe product, will store more than just music. Apple is rumored to be pursuing licensing deals with movie and TV studios for the forthcoming service.
post #2 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

As rumors swirl of an upcoming image service from Twitter, a new report alleges that Apple will participate as a major launch partner by adding a "Send to Twitter" option in iOS 5.

Various sources have confirmed that Twitter plans to announce a photo-sharing service, reportedly called Twitter Pictures, at the D9 conference later this week. TechCrunch now reports that Twitter has lined up Apple as a key partner for the upcoming service.

Though a number of popular third-party image services already cater to Twitter users, the company is reportedly moving to take more control of its product in hopes of creating a more consistent user experience. Of course, money could also be an issue, as sites like Yfrog make millions by selling advertising next to images uploaded by Twitter users.

According to the report, multiple sources have said that Apple's iOS 5 will have Twitter's image service "baked into the OS" with a "Send to Twitter" option similar to the current integration of YouTube in iOS. "A tipster informs us that one trigger happy Apple iOS designer has already released a test link into the wild," Alexia Tsotsis said in a separate report for TechCrunch, though she declined to provide the link.

Apple confirmed Tuesday that CEO Steve Jobs will unveil iOS 5 next Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote. iOS 5 is also rumored to include "deep" voice command integration. Last week, reports emerged that Apple will revamp notifications and widgets in iOS 5.



WWDC kicks off Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. In addition to iOS 5, Apple will present Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and introduce its new iCloud service. Last month, sources told AppleInsider that the iCloud service, which is expected to replace the existing MobileMe product, will store more than just music. Apple is rumored to be pursuing licensing deals with movie and TV studios for the forthcoming service.

I'll take that and more embedded control of file associations in general.
He's a mod so he has a few extra vBulletin privileges. That doesn't mean he should stop posting or should start acting like Digital Jesus.
- SolipsismX
Reply
He's a mod so he has a few extra vBulletin privileges. That doesn't mean he should stop posting or should start acting like Digital Jesus.
- SolipsismX
Reply
post #3 of 45
Gruber is implying that there's more to it than just photo uploading, in the style that usually means he has pretty solid inside info:

Quote:
So close to the bigger story, but yet so far. Imagine what else the system could provide if your Twitter account was a system-level service.

Any thoughts as to what he's suggesting?
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
post #4 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Gruber is implying that there's more to it than just photo uploading, in the style that usually means he has pretty solid inside info:


Any thoughts as to what he's suggesting?

Sounds like a unified authentication mechanism for Twitter and Facebook where you don't have to go through the tedious authorization process that we currently have.

This way I can test out a bunch of different apps with Twitter or Facebook support without going mad.
He's a mod so he has a few extra vBulletin privileges. That doesn't mean he should stop posting or should start acting like Digital Jesus.
- SolipsismX
Reply
He's a mod so he has a few extra vBulletin privileges. That doesn't mean he should stop posting or should start acting like Digital Jesus.
- SolipsismX
Reply
post #5 of 45
Yawn!
post #6 of 45
Dang it. One of the appeals of the iPhone was the fact that I didn't have social networking crammed down my throat. I have no desire or need for twitter integration and don't want to have to look at it every time I use my phone. I really hope there is an option to disable this drivel.

15" MB Pro Early 2011 (2.0 i7 8GB RAM 240 SSD); ATV 3; iPad 3 (32GB, VZW Black); iPhone 4S (16GB AT&T Black); Airport Extreme (2011)

Reply

15" MB Pro Early 2011 (2.0 i7 8GB RAM 240 SSD); ATV 3; iPad 3 (32GB, VZW Black); iPhone 4S (16GB AT&T Black); Airport Extreme (2011)

Reply
post #7 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZachB10 View Post

Dang it. One of the appeals of the iPhone was the fact that I didn't have social networking crammed down my throat. I have no desire or need for twitter integration and don't want to have to look at it every time I use my phone. I really hope there is an option to disable this drivel.

While I completely agree with you about social networking being crammed down our throats, I'm sure a lot of people will love this/find it useful. I was hoping to stay off these sites, but more and more everyday I'm just thinking if you can't beat em join em. I hope they offer a way to disable it as well!

You know what! Screw it I'll never join one of these social networking sites and be sucked into them! It's just not me
post #8 of 45
My focus on the keynote will be seeing what improvements to privacy are made in iOS5 and Lion, and twitter integration ain't part of it.
post #9 of 45
I just don't care about this and don't understand why anyone else should either.
post #10 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkstar2007 View Post

While I completely agree with you about social networking being crammed down our throats, I'm sure a lot of people will love this/find it useful. I was hoping to stay off these sites, but more and more everyday I'm just thinking if you can't beat em join em. I hope they offer a way to disable it as well!

You know what! Screw it I'll never join one of these social networking sites and be sucked into them! It's just not me

I have no issues with people who enjoy tweeting about dropping a deuce or what they're doing every minute of the day. Whatever floats their boat. I just want the option to turn it off on my phone, if in fact, it will even be included.

15" MB Pro Early 2011 (2.0 i7 8GB RAM 240 SSD); ATV 3; iPad 3 (32GB, VZW Black); iPhone 4S (16GB AT&T Black); Airport Extreme (2011)

Reply

15" MB Pro Early 2011 (2.0 i7 8GB RAM 240 SSD); ATV 3; iPad 3 (32GB, VZW Black); iPhone 4S (16GB AT&T Black); Airport Extreme (2011)

Reply
post #11 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZachB10 View Post

Dang it. One of the appeals of the iPhone was the fact that I didn't have social networking crammed down my throat. I have no desire or need for twitter integration and don't want to have to look at it every time I use my phone. I really hope there is an option to disable this drivel.

+1. I am fine with it as long as it can be completely disabled and invisible.
post #12 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by addabox View Post

Gruber is implying that there's more to it than just photo uploading, in the style that usually means he has pretty solid inside info:


Any thoughts as to what he's suggesting?

I think he's suggesting features like there are on Android. You install Twitter, Facebook or other apps and they are integrated like a contacts account showing tweets, FB streams, etc.
post #13 of 45
I'm not sure what the people that are worried about having this "shoved down their throat" are expecting. Every picture you take is forcibly and immediately uploaded to Twitter? Huge Twitter buttons everywhere? Twitter feeds scrolling across the bottom of screen at all times?

This is Apple we're talking about. I think you can relax.
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
They spoke of the sayings and doings of their commander, the grand duke, and told stories of his kindness and irascibility.
Reply
post #14 of 45
Forget Twitter. What the Photo app need are:
1. Ability to created new album and rename existing one
2. Ability to move pictures from album to album.
3. Shared album where you move/copy pictures into it and it will appear real-time at your friend's devices.
4. Saved album for the pictures saved from the web.
5. Separate video album.
...
post #15 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkstar2007 View Post

While I completely agree with you about social networking being crammed down our throats, I'm sure a lot of people will love this/find it useful. I was hoping to stay off these sites, but more and more everyday I'm just thinking if you can't beat em join em. I hope they offer a way to disable it as well!

You know what! Screw it I'll never join one of these social networking sites and be sucked into them! It's just not me

I can only second that. I think the time some people spend in facebook or twitter is absolutely hillarious. The whole thing is so... what. should I say... unproduktiv.
I simply can't imagine Apple not to include the possibility to desable this function.
post #16 of 45
Twitter stream from future iOS user:
- Checking e-mail.
- Got 14 new e-mails.
- Deleted 11 junk e-mails.
- Playing Gorillaz The Fall.
- Logged on to facebook.
- Purchased Angry Birds on The App Store
- Bookmarked Appleinsider.
- Liked a comment on facebook.
- Changed keyboard layout to English (UK)

etc...
post #17 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabbit_Coach View Post

I can only second that. I think the time some people spend in facebook or twitter is absolutely hillarious. The whole thing is so... what. should I say... unproduktiv.
I simply can't imagine Apple not to include the possibility to desable this function.


Yeah all of my friends are sucked into it and stay on it while we're hanging out. It's very annoying, but also just sad. Also my family and friends want me to join and post pictures, add them as friends, poke each other or whatever the hell it is they do I just don't wanna waste all my time networking after work/on weekends.
post #18 of 45
i don't get why twitter rubs so many folks the wrong way; it's just like texting but to multiple people, even has the same char limits.

just because the iphone has texting capabilities, does it mean apple is forcing you to text? it'll be the same with tweeting; use it or not, up to you.
post #19 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

I just don't care about this and don't understand why anyone else should either.

I totally agree. I've yet to hear one rumor about the upcoming event that has not made me think: meh! It's as if people are getting excited about the fact that Apple are having an event and aren't even thinking rationally about the latest dose of pointless features being served up.

Service level Twitter? Big deal. If I wanted that, I'd have a Twitter account. Seriously, is that all they can come up with? Allowing you to stream all the music or video you already own across the Internet when you most likely have it in your pocket already, or with a little bit of forethought will have it in your pocket.

Has anyone noticed that iwork.com is still in Beta with claims that fees might be applied in the future? Could that be because very few people actually use it? You can be certain that if lots of people used it, then Apple would charge. That looks like yet another abortive online effort. What will they do, wrap that under the iCloud banner?

Even Lion is looking somewhat uninspiring. Leopard genuinely added features that I really wanted, but I can't think of one feature in Lion that makes me desperate to buy. Most of it looks like UI tweaks. AirDrop looks neat, and probably is related to iCloud, but I already use DropBox for that and often send files of over 1 GB to friends.

So, I honestly don't see anything genuinely astounding coming on Monday.
post #20 of 45
App adds services contextual menu. I don't care if they added nothing to iOS 5 as long as they make Mobile Me free.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #21 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZachB10 View Post

Dang it. One of the appeals of the iPhone was the fact that I didn't have social networking crammed down my throat. I have no desire or need for twitter integration and don't want to have to look at it every time I use my phone. I really hope there is an option to disable this drivel.

It'll be optional.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #22 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

I just don't care about this and don't understand why anyone else should either.

The news is not Twitter integration, but a contextual system-wide services menu for Apps in general.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #23 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by matrix07 View Post

Forget Twitter. What the Photo app need are:
1. Ability to created new album and rename existing one
2. Ability to move pictures from album to album.
3. Shared album where you move/copy pictures into it and it will appear real-time at your friend's devices.
4. Saved album for the pictures saved from the web.
5. Separate video album.
...

I like your style.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #24 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by capiendo View Post

i don't get why twitter rubs so many folks the wrong way; it's just like texting but to multiple people, even has the same char limits.

just because the iphone has texting capabilities, does it mean apple is forcing you to text? it'll be the same with tweeting; use it or not, up to you.

The issue people here are wrestling with is always having Twitter button there every time they try to copy and paste something even though they aren't at all social network-y. As long as it can be turned off they'll be fine. I don't use FB but I use Twitter, so I'll want to be turning off FB.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #25 of 45
Nobody is forcing you to tweet. You will probably be able to tweet a link, or your photo, without an app. If you are not on twitter, you probably wont care.
I wanted dsadsa bit it was taken.
Reply
I wanted dsadsa bit it was taken.
Reply
post #26 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

App adds services contextual menu. I don't care if they added nothing to iOS 5 as long as they make Mobile Me free.

We would still be on iOS 1.0 with a few tweaks, were you CEO.
I wanted dsadsa bit it was taken.
Reply
I wanted dsadsa bit it was taken.
Reply
post #27 of 45
It's funny and actually kind of reassuring to see that I'm not the only one who's really hoping Apple will not try to make the iPhone some kind of 'social networking hub' and pollute my smartphone experience trying to cram Twitter, Facebook or whatever social networking thing is hip and trendy down my throat. I don't want nothing of that.

That said, I can't deny that apparently that's what kids expect and almost demand from their phones these days, so if Apple want's to keep them on-board they have little choice to offer some of that. I just sincerely hope they understand that their current demographic (with actual disposable income to afford iPhones) is still largely in the pre-Facebook/Twitter-hype-generation.
post #28 of 45
a) They are not going to continue with that demographic alone.
b) if you dont have twitter none of this can ever affect you.
I wanted dsadsa bit it was taken.
Reply
I wanted dsadsa bit it was taken.
Reply
post #29 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

a) They are not going to continue with that demographic alone.
b) if you dont have twitter none of this can ever affect you.

a) That's what I said, the facebook/twitter generation will be their target demographic for the next 20 years so I understand it's important to keep them interested in iPhones, even though most of them won't be able to afford one today
b) Unless you have a crystal ball, you can't be 100% sure. Look at some of the SE Xperia phones, their whole interface is one big 'friend stream' that affects every bit of the phone experience. Or Windows Phone 7, which reserves screen space and extra pages full of content that is automatically inserted from your Twitter or Facebook account in the e-mail and phone book. Admittedly, on WP7 it looks kind of nice, but I still don't want it because I don't use Twitter or Facebook, but the screens are still there.

But I agree Apple is not the kind of company stupid enough to ruin the iPhone with stuff I might not want to use.
post #30 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by ireland View Post

i like your style.

ta!
post #31 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by asdasd View Post

We would still be on iOS 1.0 with a few tweaks, were you CEO.

You're full of it.
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of a rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
Reply
post #32 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post

iOS 5 is also rumored to include "deep" voice command integration.

This is bad news for women and pre-teen boys. perhaps they should provide support for people who do not have deep voices.
post #33 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireland View Post

The news is not Twitter integration, but a contextual system-wide services menu for Apps in general.

i'm pretty sure this is already possible... iOS seems to know when I want to add stuff to dropbox... (while is safari, for example).

but maybe that is some other non-system-wide voodoo.
post #34 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by OllieWallieWhiskers View Post

This is bad news for women and pre-teen boys. perhaps they should provide support for people who do not have deep voices.

post #35 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by palegolas View Post

Twitter stream from future iOS user:
- Checking e-mail.
- Got 14 new e-mails.
- Deleted 11 junk e-mails.
- Playing Gorillaz The Fall.
- Logged on to facebook.
- Purchased Angry Birds on The App Store
- Bookmarked Appleinsider.
- Liked a comment on facebook.
- Changed keyboard layout to English (UK)

etc...

Came here to post this.

Personally - not that anyone cares - I've moved from Twitter to Facebook. The ability to hold a threaded conversation/comment chain is the killer feature to me.

I'm guessing this means Apple's Ping is dead? Although Ping is supposed to be about music.

- Jasen.
post #36 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

I just don't care about this and don't understand why anyone else should either.

I will never send a Tweet in my life. I don't understand the entire concept of sending out 140 bytes of meaningless trivia about your own life that no one else should care about. And I especially don't understand re-tweeting other people's tweets. (Of course, I don't understand why YouTube posters repost content that is already on YouTube either.)

But obviously, millions of people do care about Twitter and therefore, such functionality is beneficial (to them). There's lots of functionality and/or apps on my computer that I will never use. In fact, I doubt I would even use the supposed iCloud service. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be there.

Besides, if you don't have a Twitter account, I can't imagine you would even be aware that the functionality exists.
post #37 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by zoetmb View Post

I will never send a Tweet in my life. I don't understand the entire concept of sending out 140 bytes of meaningless trivia about your own life that no one else should care about. And I especially don't understand re-tweeting other people's tweets. (Of course, I don't understand why YouTube posters repost content that is already on YouTube either.)

But obviously, millions of people do care about Twitter and therefore, such functionality is beneficial (to them). There's lots of functionality and/or apps on my computer that I will never use. In fact, I doubt I would even use the supposed iCloud service. It doesn't mean they shouldn't be there.

Besides, if you don't have a Twitter account, I can't imagine you would even be aware that the functionality exists.

I was wondering the same thing--do real people that are not named Ashton Kutcher or Sarah Palin or do not work at CNN actually use Twitter?

I don't know. I've never used it, I don't even know how it works, never visited a site, or 'tweet' or whatever. Just heard a bit about it. Sounds stupid for everything except monitoring disaster events.
"Overpopulation and climate change are serious shit." Gilsch
"I was really curious how they had managed such fine granularity of alienation." addabox
Reply
"Overpopulation and climate change are serious shit." Gilsch
"I was really curious how they had managed such fine granularity of alienation." addabox
Reply
post #38 of 45
LOL...Twitter will just change xAuth and break it someday, I'm sure. You know how they hate third party twitter clients

But seriously, I'm sure Apple and Twitter worked out some kind of revenue sharing deal, though I can't imagine revenue from what source. iAds?

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
Reply

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
Reply
post #39 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by OllieWallieWhiskers View Post

This is bad news for women and pre-teen boys. perhaps they should provide support for people who do not have deep voices.

That's hilarious.
post #40 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkstar2007 View Post

While I completely agree with you about social networking being crammed down our throats, I'm sure a lot of people will love this/find it useful. I was hoping to stay off these sites, but more and more everyday I'm just thinking if you can't beat em join em. I hope they offer a way to disable it as well!

You know what! Screw it I'll never join one of these social networking sites and be sucked into them! It's just not me

And yet here you are, 21 posts deep into the AppleInsider forums. Welcome to our social networking site

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
Reply

"Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone."

John C. Dvorak, 2007
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: iPhone
AppleInsider › Forums › Mobile › iPhone › Apple rumored to add system-wide Twitter photo integration to iOS 5