Likely to include photo and video sharing as well as full range of social networking features.
The lack of an official Facebook app for iPad has been puzzling ever since the launch of Apple's tablet, with the social network seemingly believing people would be happy to use its full website on the tablet. The popularity of unofficial Facebook apps for iPad has shown that's not the case.
A report in the New York Times claims Facebook has been working on its own native iPad app for nearly a year though, and will launch it in the next few weeks.
The report describes a 'slick design' including overhauled Facebook Chat and Facebook Groups features compared to the iPhone version. The app will also support photo and video uploads - something that's not currently possible when using the Facebook website in iPad's Safari browser.
For now, the social network is keeping tight-lipped about its plans. "We have a great relationship with Apple that is exemplified by our iPhone application, but with regards to an iPad application we have nothing to announce now, and cannot comment on future Facebook products," says communications manager Jaime Schopflin.