Mountain Lions Facebook integration coming in the fall, not at July*launch
During todays WWDC keynote, Apple gave some demos of the sharing features in the next versions of their desktop and mobile operating systems, including deep Facebook integration in iOS 6. One thing they didnt mention, however, was the same Facebook integration for the Mac. As it turns out, theres a good reason for that. The version of 10.8 that launches next month will not support Facebook.
According to a tiny banner hidden on Apples OS X Mountain Lion website, Facebook integration wont be available in OS X until this fall. Conveniently, thats the same timeframe given for the iOS 6 release, and the presumed timeframe of the next iPhone launch.
Oddly, Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4, released earlier this evening, does contain full Facebook integration. Why Apple chose to omit this feature from the shipping version is a mystery, since it seems to be functioning well in its current form. Perhaps Apples agreement with Facebook is to launch all integration in fall. For example, iOS 6 launches in the fall.