Facebook for iOS version 4.1 is out

Facebook for iOS version 4.1 is out

Summary: Facebook for iOS version 4.1 is now available. The new version adds Mobile Timeline for the iPhone (but not the iPad), access to friend lists/subscribers/subscriptions, and improves performance.


Facebook has updated its native iOS mobile app. You can grab version 4.1 now from Apple's App Store. Version 4.0 was released just two months ago.

Here is Facebook for iOS 4.1's official changelog:

  • Access to Mobile Timeline on iPhone (if you already have a timeline). iPad support coming soon.
  • Access to friend lists, subscribers and subscriptions
  • Faster, better performance

When Facebook launched the new Timeline profile earlier this week, it also released a mobile version. The social networking giant only rolled it out on two platforms, however: its mobile website and Google's Android.

Now it's out for the iPhone as well, and we know an iPad update is coming soon. Given how quickly the iPhone update followed Android's, I would bet Facebook probably had both versions ready at the same time, but had to wait for Apple's much more stringent app approval process.

The second change in this version is expected: three months ago, Facebook launched Subscriptions, so it's about time the iPhone app lets users access them. As for the last bullet point, performance improvements are never detailed, but are always welcome.

Either way, for Timeline Mobile, Android got the feature before the iPhone. When the Facebook Platform for Mobile was released, the opposite happened: iOS was first and Android was second.

Facebook for iOS remains the most popular app in the iTunes App Store. Version 4.1 is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but requires iOS 4.0 or later, according to Facebook. It officially supports 13 languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

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Topics: Social Enterprise, Apple, Mobile OS

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  • RE: Facebook for iOS version 4.1 is out

    Is it as crappy as the last version?
    • That's the ZDNet Spirit!

      @Peter Perry, if you had an iPhone I imagine you would employ the old [i]empirical method[/i] and try it out. After all, the app is free.

      The fact that you haven't done so suggests, to me, that you don't have an iPhone and that, once again, you're using a perfectly innocuous article about a handy little program as a pretext for espousing your deeply considered views about the Apple hardware and software platform.

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