Facebook's long awaited iPad app and it's secret HTML5 platform are about to launch, reports TechCrunch.
Earlier this week, Mashable reported that Facebook's iPad app would launch at Apple's iPhone event this coming Tuesday. For what it's worth, we've heard Facebook is actually planning to launch the iPad app at their own iPad/Spartan event on Monday.
But they're still discussing all of this with Apple. And Apple has been well known to change things at the last second. It is possible that they want Facebook to launch this on stage at their event to showcase some of the new HTML5 capabilities of iOS 5 (which will also be formally unveiled at the event).
TechCrunch suggests that Monday is a fallback in case Facebook is not part of the October 4th Apple event. Apparently, Apple has worked with Facebook on the HTML5 platform . It's relationship with the company is considered tenuous but necessary due to the threat from Google.