Addressing speed concerns, Facebook released a new version of its app for the iPhone and iPad today it was announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg via a status update, the updated app is available now.

Zuckerberg said, "We just released a new Facebook app for iPhone and iPad and it's a lot faster. Our team completely rewrote it from the ground up to focus on speed. It's a big step forward."

Look for Facebook to be fully integrated in the latest version of Apple's iOS 6 which should be released within the next month.

I've downloaded and played with the updated app and it does seem quite a bit faster and more fluid than previous versions.