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Facebook finally going native with iPad app

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like Apple's iPad will finally be blessed with a native iPad app.

According to secret sources spoken to by the New York Times, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is all over the development of the iOS app which is said to look 'amazing'.

The social networking outfit had a native app for the iPhone and iPod Touch ready to roll on the the day the iTunes App Store opened its digital doors way back in July 2008, and it's not clear why Facebook has held out so long on delivering a proper experience for those in its 700 million audience who own one of Apple's trail-blazing prodable PCs.

Anyone who has ever tried to use Facebook's normal web interface on an iPad will be grateful for the new app which should make full use of the iPad's touch-screen interface and multi-finger gestures.

Anonymous insiders who profess to have seen the app in action told the NYT: “The photo and video experience is amazing, offering full resolution and full-screen images.”

The report also suggest that Facebook is working on an iPad-enhanced version of the web interface for the tablet device, which seems a bit daft to us if they're outing a free native app in the next couple of weeks.