Facebook is in talks with Apple to launch its new Home software layer for iPhone, a top Facebook executive confirmed to Bloomberg. These discussions have been ongoing and nothing has been finalized yet, according to the report.
“We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation,” said Adam Mosseri, director of product at Facebook, referring to discussions with Apple and Microsoft.
“It may or may not be Home. 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.”
Facebook Home debuted earlier this month as a feature for Android-based smartphones, putting Facebook friends and services at the forefront of the mobile experience. The HTC First was the first smartphone to include native Home integration.
UPDATE: A number of sources have since debunked this report, including the highly-connected John Paczkowski of All Things Digital. Yet, the full legitimacy of the report is unknown, considering that it is based off comments from a Facebook executive directly. We’ll update this story when more details are known.
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) April 16, 2013