The code in the developer beta of iOS 7 contains references to a single sign-on system for LinkedIn similar to the one used for Twitter and Facebook, 9to5 Mac reports. With LinkedIn integration, users only need to log into the service once, and they’ll be able to share content directly to the service from either Safari or other apps (such as the camera roll).
Deeper LinkedIn integration in iOS 7 makes a great deal of sense considering the service is getting a similar treatment in OS X Mavericks. LinkedIn will be one of the “share sheets” in OS X 10.9, letting users share content from Safari and other Apple apps like Photo Booth.
According to the developer who originally discovered the code references, some of the code needed to complete the integration is missing, which is why it’s not present in the current developer beta of iOS 7. That could mean Apple is still working on finishing it, or it has yet to come to an agreement with LinkedIn to integrate the service.
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