Apple loves Twitter. That's no secret. The micro-blogging platform is the only social network worked into the frame work of an Apple OS, Twitter was, and is, a hot property that a lot of larger companies have thought about acquiring. Google offered anywhere from $2.5 to $10 billion, and Facebook tried to buy the company in 2008 for $500 million. Though it's been seen as a company in disrepair, a recent Bloomberg Businessweek article showed that the company has finally set itself up to main a few dollars and is on pace to to bring in $260 million in 2012. Since Ping didn't work out, it would make sense for Apple to acquire a social network that people will actually use.