The next version of Apple's iOS will reportedly include Flickr and Vimeo integration, making it easier for users to share content they create with the two social networks.
Apple news website 9to5Mac reported Tuesday that iOS 7, which the Cupertino tech company is expected to announce next month, will come with more third-party social network integration, meaning users will be able to quickly post onto more social network accounts from any part of the operating system.
Currently, Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can easily post content onto their Twitter and Facebook accounts. That's because those two services were integrated onto the mobile operating system in the last few years, but they are the only ones.
Besides Flickr and Vimeo, the report does not say what, if any, other services will be included. The report says Apple may change its mind about Flickr and Vimeo before the official iOS 7 announcement, but if the two services are included, it will be a big win for the social networks.
Flickr, which is owned by Yahoo, was once the king of photo-sharing services, but it has been lapped in the last few years by Facebook as well as Facebook-owned Instagram. However, if Apple makes it easier for users to quickly share pictures on Flickr, that could begin to turn the tide for Yahoo's photo-sharing network.
Vimeo, meanwhile, is a popular video-sharing social network that's highly respected for the quality of its video, but YouTube remains the top video-sharing site. Apple may decide to add Vimeo as a way to give users an alternative to sharing their videos on YouTube, which is owned by rival Google.
Apple typically reveals new versions of its mobile operating system at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is set to kick off June 10. If Flickr and Vimeo are being integrated, we won't have to wait long to find out.
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