The New York Times is reporting that Facebook’s app on the iPhone is slower than almost any of the other 499,999 apps available for the device. The publication cites the number of customer reviews in the App Store – 21,000 out of 38,000 – rating the app with a single star score. So the folks reportedly convinced two of Facebook’s engineers to speak about the social networking giant’s unreleased products. The engineers, who asked not to be named, allegedly said that Facebook has revamped its iOS app and that it’s geared for one thing which is speed.

Moreover, the said new app is reportedly built primarily using Objective-C, a programming language used to build iOS applications. The engineers said that the Facebook app is currently built using the web-based markup language HTML5. The New York Times said that they were able see the unreleased iPhone application and commented that it’s “blazing fast”. The two Facebook engineers added that the app is currently being tested by Facebook developers and is expected to arrive as an update this summer.

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