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Rumor: Twitter to be Integrated into iOS 5

Apple pundit MG Siegler is reporting that iOS 5 may be getting system-level Twitter integration.

Along with the forthcoming in-house photo uploading service TechCrunch reported on, Twitter may be working with Apple to integrate into iOS 5 much the same way YouTube and MobileMe are available when sharing photos and video.

We’ve heard from multiple sources that Twitter is likely to have a big-time partner for such a service: Apple. Specifically, we’re hearing that Apple’s new iOS 5 will come with an option to share images to Twitter baked into the OS.

This has huge implications for Twitter which could see a massive explosion in growth given the iOS installed base is over 160 million devices. This integration could also be a big win for consumers as a replacement for insanely expensive unlimited text messaging plans. Here’s hoping this rumor is true. We shall see next Monday.

via TechCrunch