Hidden in the code of Facebook's iPhone app is actually something else, something we have all been eagerly waiting for: the iPad app!
It is real, it is practical, and though maybe not spectacular, it seems pretty good. Of course, we cannot be sure that this is how the officially launched Facebook iPad app will be, but this recently discovered version seems to be working fine and is probably close to the version they are going to release.
Facebook has definitely given this app some time: the navigation system seems great. The iPad app uses a left-side menu that can be accessed by touching a button or flicking the iPad screen. When flipping the iPad horizontally, the online friends list appears and you're free to chat with them while doing other Facebook activities. Some activities, such as photo uploading, can not be done at the moment, without the official code.
How did this happen?
Yesterday, Facebook pushed an update to their current iPhone app. The 3.4.4 version didn't seem to bring any important updates to the old one, a notable difference being the restore of the send button for chat and comments. However, the version is apparently much more than just a bug fixing update.
Well, it doesn't really matter how it appeared. The important thing is that if you don't mind doing some technical tweaking you're not supposed to be doing with your iPad, you will be able to access Facebook on your iPad.
You can see pictures of the Facebook iPad app here (courtesy of Tech Crunch).