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Facebook and Apple in talks to bring Home to the iPhone

Facebook could find itself even more integrated with iOS, thanks to its new Home software, if 'ongoing talks' between the two companies are anything to go by

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In an interview with Bloomberg, Facebook executive Adam Mosseri said that talks with Apple to bring Home to iOS are ‘ongoing’.

Facebook’s new Home software launched earlier this month, effectively replacing the stock Android lock and home screen with a deeply integrated Facebook experience involving photos, status updates and chat.

The software is currently available for certain Android devices via the Google Play store but, according to Mosseri, Facebook’s Director of Product, they’re in talks with Microsoft and Apple to do something similar elsewhere: “We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation.”

During the Facebook Home announcement, Mark Zuckerberg made similar comments on the Facebook-iOS relationship, saying: “We are integrated into the operating system with them. We have an active dialogue to do more with them.”

Speaking specifically about how Home could integrate with iOS, Mosseri said: “We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it’s not called Home, it’s called something else.”

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