The news comes on the heels of another report that Facebook is prepping an HTML 5 web app for iOS devices. Also, Facebook is reportedly working on a new website optimised for the iPad. But Facebook’s refreshed site is only meant to be a “supplement” to, and not a replacement for, Facebook’s iOS apps, according to The New York Times.
Despite having a popular app for the iPhone, Facebook has yet to produce a version for the iPad. Instead, iPad users have been forced to turn to third-party apps such as Friendly, MyPad and Facely HD or be satisfied with Facebook’s regular website.
Facebook’s purported new iPad app has been more than a year in the making, according to The Times. Company CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly deeply involved with its design and feature set.