CEO Steve Jobs will do the unveiling and the keynote speech, despite still being on medical leave for cancer.
In launching the iCloud service, Apple is said to have deals in place with Sony, Warner and EMI but not with Universal, the world's largest record label. Users will be able to upload their music to a "cloud" server, thus saving space on their hard drives and smartphone memory while being able to stream their whole libraries when connected to the Internet, and from anywhere.
OS X Lion is the company's latest Mac operating system while iOS 5 is the latest operating system for the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad. It is unclear what new features the mobile OS will bring.
The official press statement:
Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011
CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 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.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 May 2011 11:03