Apple's rumored upcoming iTunes 9 release is said to include some form of social networking integration, according to Boy Genius Report. If so, it may signal an intentional move on Apple's part into an area that's dominated by names like Twitter and Facebook.
Apparently iTunes 9 will include some form of Twitter, Facebook and Last.fm support. Now the rumor mill is saying the new feature is just a step in Apple's move into the social networking world and that the company plans to release its own social application at some point, too.
This new application is said to work similarly to OneConnect from Yahoo! and will link to several networking services. It will also let users share information with friends about the song they are currently listening to, and share music on a local network.
There's no word yet on if this alleged application is for the Mac, the iPhone and iPod touch, or if there will be Desktop and mobile versions.