Apple has initiated an update to the back-end system of the iPad iTunes application that will bring the Ping music social network to the iPad. With this update, iPad users will notice a new Ping tab available at the bottom of the iTunes app if they have already authorized Ping for iTunes 10 on the desktop.
Like it is on the desktop, the Ping section on the iPad iTunes app is integrated with Twitter and lets the user to tweet out their favorite songs from the iTunes app itself. The Ping section will also let the users check on friend profiles, check out their Ping activity, etc.
The timing of this introduction is interesting as the new iOS 4.2 is speculated to launch very shortly. Apple is learned to have released a second GM build of iOS 4.2 to developers that apparently addresses a bug affecting Wi-Fi connectivity on the iPad.