Facebook was not dropped from Mountain Lion

A story this morning on Fortune claims that Facebook was mysteriously dropped from the version of Mountain Lion that was released to the public on Wednesday. The fact is, that’s just not true.

Apple has said since WWDC that Facebook would be integrated with Mountain Lion in an update to be released this Fall. On it’s Web site, Apple was very clear that the feature would be “Coming Soon.”

At no point did Apple say that Facebook would be publicly available when Mountain Lion was released. In fact, Apple even told me last week during my private briefing in New York that the feature wouldn’t be available until the Fall.

It is true that reviewers had access to the Facebook feature for review purposes, but that’s it. Apple didn’t pull the feature from the release. It will be available when they said it would — this Fall.