Get ready for the much anticipated unveiling of Apple’s iOS 5 at next weeks Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Finally the moment so many of us have been patiently (in some cases not so patiently) waiting for is just around the corner which is exciting news for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users.
This year’s focus at the annual WWDC is mainly software related, as Apple claims. Most of the attention will be geared towards the new iOS version as well as Mac OS X Lion. This likely goes without saying but it’s also been confirmed that Steve Jobs will be in attendance to assist with the unveiling.
There’s been plenty of chatter as well as expectations regarding iOS 5 as of late. It will be nice to finally put all rumors to rest so everyone can begin gossiping about version 6. I’m joking, but you all know how it goes. Speaking of expectations, a couple include the notification system getting a face-lift as well as the introduction of new widgets. Oh, and in case you’re wondering chances are looking slim that the next generation iPhone will be revealed, but hey we’ll find out next week for sure.
Among all topics that will be covered at the WWDC 2011 perhaps the biggest of them all is Apple’s new iCloud service. This morning Apple mentioned in an announcement that it will be a “cloud services offering” but never went into any great detail about it. Leave it to Apple to keep us in suspense. It’s assumed it will be a streaming cloud-based music service which will be supported by several major U.S. record labels. Last months rumors have been confirmed that Apple scooped up the domain iCloud.com. However, no confirmation has been made regarding the price, but we’ve heard it was possibly in the $4.5 million range. All we know for sure at this point is whatever it is it’s something that has been in the works for quite some time now.
This year’s WWDC begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 6. Visit the official WWDC site for full details.
Apple’s Full Press Release
Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6
CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.
WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. All developers can bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers.
For more details, visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website at developer.apple.com/wwdc.