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iOS 6 App Store leak suggests Twitter iPhone app update on the way

An update to the Twitter iPhone app has been leaked to the iOS 6 App Store with details about new features, according to a report from 9to5Mac.

According to the app's update history, the new version will focus on interactivity, enhanced notifications, and searching.

Version 4.3 notes were posted in the App Store on 6 July, and detailed features like special experiences based on selected events, push notifications, as well as other "tweaks, polish, and bug and crasher fixes," Apple revealed.

Improved autocomplete suggestions, similar to those recently rolled out as one of Twitter's website updates, will also be available.

A Twitter spokesman declined to comment on the leak. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Developers built the new version 4.3 to include non-obtrusive notifications on your phone's status bar while using Twitter. It will also indicate when new tweets are available to load, and support personalised trends, as well as provide tappable avatars that directly bring you to a user's profile.

As 9to5Mac noted, potential changes to Twitter's mobile application API, along with the lack of power-user features, have left the app open to a lot of criticism.

The official app is "lacking in basic features and it is slow and unresponsive," iPodUser441 wrote on the product's App Store page, providing the app with one star out of a possible five. Others complained about crashes. As of press time, version 4.2 earned a total three stars from 5,201 ratings.

There is no word on when the Twitter update will become available, but iOS 6 is scheduled to be released in the autumn.