We’ve known for some time that an offical Facebook iPad app is in the works, but who’d have guessed that it’s been sitting hidden under our very noses in the iPhone app all along?!
An update for the iPhone Facebook app on Sunday has been pulled apart by the TechCrunch team to reveal an early version of the iPad app.
Working mainly from HTML5 coding, regularly used Facebook settings sit in a sidebar, giving access to functions like Events and Photos.
The Photos section is presented much like the native iPad photo gallery (albeit with commenting and sharing features added), while pop-over windows appear for many of the drop-down menus.
Facebook Chat appears in another bar when the tablet is placed horizontally, while Places is re-jigged to offer a large map showing interactions with all your local friends.
Still no official news on the apps release, or even whether it will end up looking anyhting like what we’re seeing here, but we’ll keep you updated on any further news.