According to The Verge (formerly known as This is my next), the elusive Facebook for iPad app is about to go live “momentarily” on the App Store. The iPhone app will also get updated, the publication has it, with bookmarks to apps, a new Requests dialog that will display app notifications, and support for Facebook Credits for in-app payments. Two more screenies after the break.
UPDATE: The Facebook blog has yet to formally announce the program, but the social networking giant has a dedicated URL up and running at facebook.com/mobile/ipad. The page invites users to download the free Facebook for iPad app here, the same URL leading to the existing iPhone app, indicating that both the iPad and iPhone clients have been merged into a universal binary. At post time, the US App Store still had the iPhone app hosted at the URL, but it shouldn’t take too long before changes propagate throughout all regional App Stores. Go past the break for Facebook’s official information on the iPad client.
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