Following rumors that Twitter would be integrated in the next release of iOS, the micro-blogging company has announced that they will be rolling out their own photo hosting service, backed by Photobucket. If Apple was to include native Twitter support in iOS, we expect that they would much prefer that they have their own baked-in photo hosting, instead of having to route images to a 3rd party. Apple has a history of wanting features to be streamlined.
Twitter will be updating their website and mobile apps within the next few weeks, alongside an updated search function. WWCD is just five days away and Apple is expected to make a major cloud-related announcement. Perhaps Twitter will be a core component of a more “social” iOS (since it appears Ping is dead weight).
Millions of people share photos on Twitter every day. We’re going to make that easier than ever. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be releasing a feature to upload a photo and attach it to your Tweet right from Twitter.com. And of course, you’ll soon be able to easily do this from all of our official mobile apps. A special thanks to our partner Photobucket for hosting these photos behind the scenes.