Thursday, September 20, 2012
Why The @Facebook.com Addresses In iOS 6 Contact Sync? Apple And Facebook Want To Shut Out Gmail
Why would Facebook quietly hide everyone's real email addresses and only display @facebook.com addresses on our profiles? Signs, rumors, and one source point to pressure from Apple to join forces and keep Gmail addresses from being pulled in by iOS 6 Facebook Contact Sync. See, Google with its social network and Android OS has become the common enemy. All three are pushing their own unified messaging systems, but Facebook and Apple's other offerings are complementary. They saw an opportunity to quarantine Gmail addresses -- the root of Google's messaging system, and took it.