As you know there’s been a great deal of discussion and some controversy about Facebook’s iPhone app and Apple’s overly controlling policies with app submission and approval. The developer at Facebook, Joe Hewitt, working on the iPhone app complained publicly about his frustration with Apple and has “moved on.”
While it’s true that Facebook’s iPhone app offers a great deal of functionality its “Touch” mobile Web site is so good that the app isn’t really necessary in my opinion. The only thing you can’t really do is upload photos via the Touch site.
Those who don’t want to deal with the app submission process can simply build rich “Web apps” that offer a better mobile Web experience. While you can tell which is which, the differences between the iPhone app and the mobile Web version (on an iPod Touch) below are not huge: