Facebook (FB) Reportedly Talking to Apple (AAPL) to Bring ‘Home’ Software to iPhone

Facebook (FB) is currently in talks with Apple (AAPL) to bring Facebook Home to the iPhone, reports Bloomberg.

Adam Mosseri, director of product at Facebook, revealed to Bloomberg on Monday that talks were underway with both Apple and Microsoft (MSFT) about expanding to other platforms.

“We’ve shown them what we’ve built and we’re just in an ongoing conversation,” he said.

Originally released for Google (GOOG)’s Android devices earlier this month, Facebook Home puts “interacting with people at the front and center of the phone, rather than apps,” by integrating contacts, messages and other stuff into your handset’s everyday workings.

While nothing has been finalized, Mosseri noted Home could look much different than the Android version and be a very different experience on iOS, if Apple ends up collaborating on the software.

“It may or may not be Home,” he said, referring to the Android OS. “We could also just bring some of the design values to the iOS app. That might be how it ends up. Or we could build just the lock screen. Maybe then it’s not called Home, it’s called something else.”

Mosseri’s statement is aligned with that of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who during a Q&A session at Home’s launch said: “Anything that happens with Apple is going to happen with partnership.”

In addition to speaking with Apple, Facebook, as mentioned above, is also talking with software giant Microsoft. Both Apple and Microsoft representatives declined to respond to a Bberg e-mail seeking comment.

Update: A source inside Facebook familiar with the situation has told The Next Web that the operator of the world’s biggest social-networking service “is not in talks with Apple or Microsoft, contrary to what Bloomberg has reported earlier.”

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