Finally, iPad likes Facebook

PALO ALTO, CA (CNN) - The social network giant Facebook finally released its much-anticipated app for Apple's iPad.

The long-delayed app has the subject of much Silicon Valley chatter.

Some rumors suggested that a rift between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple's executive team was to blame. Others claimed Facebook preferred a Web-based application that bypassed Apple's strict app store rules.

The application showcases many of the familiar Facebook features, integrating gestures and swipes to help users navigate the social network.

No Facebook application yet exists for Google's Android tablets, which means the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet will not ship with a Facebook app.

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