iOS5, iCloud, Lion on Tap for WWDC 2011
Steve Jobs Confirms iOS5, iCloud, Mac OSX 10.7 for WWDC
Apple will show off iOS5, the latest iPhone operating system, at WWDC 2011. Steve Jobs will deliver the keynote at the Worldwide Developers' Conference, which takes place June 6-10 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. (WWDC Details)
What we know about WWDC 2011:
- iOS5 will be unveiled, but a new iPhone is not expected to ship until fall. Keep that in mind if you're contemplating a switch or upgrade to the iPhone 4. Jailbreakers, wait until the iPhone Dev Team works its magic before updating to iOS5.
- iCloud will also be unveiled. iCloud is Apple's cloud storage system, meant to compete with Google Apps and Microsoft's SkyDrive. Apple already has MobileMe, but I don't know anyone who actually uses it, since MobileMe is relatively expensive and light on features. I'm a little surprised that Apple hasn't launched something like this earlier.
- Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion): We've seen Lion previews already: the newest version of OSX will integrate elements of iOS into the Mac desktop environment. Will it be installable via the desktop App Store?
WWDC 2011 Keynote
The WWDC 2011 keynote speech begins at 10am PT/1pm ET on June 6. We'll let you know about livestreams closer to the date, but they'll be pretty easy to find.