Facebook for iPhone 3.0 coming soon

Facebook for iPhone 3.0 "is coming very soon", according to the site's official blog, but will not offer the push notifications the iPhone OS 3.0 update has technically allowed.

Facebook says of this functionality "you can expect it in a 3.1 update later this summer" despite admitting it's "the one feature everyone is asking for".

The improvements, changes and updates in Facebook for iPhone 3.0 are listed here.

1. The "new" News Feed
2. Like
3. Events (including the ability to RSVP)
4. Notes
5. Pages
6. Create new photo albums
7. Upload photos to any album
8. Zoom into photos
9. Easier photo tagging
10. Profile Pictures albums
11. A new home screen for easy access to all your stuff, search, and notifications
12. Add your favourite profiles and pages to the home screen
13. Better Notifications (they link to the comments so you can reply)
14. Quickly call or text people right from the Friends page
15. Messages you are typing will be restored if you quit or are interrupted by a phone call

Facebook says it "can't predict an exact date" that 3.0 will go live, but it's about "98% done" and will be submitted to Apple soon.

We will keep you posted.