Mac OS X Lion. iOS 5. iCloud. Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 (WWDC) – the most exciting Apple event for Apple fans, consumers, professionals and developers alike is happening today, June 6 at 1.00am Malaysian time. Apple is set to unveil the eighth major release of Mac OS X codenamed Lion.
The next generation iOS 5 powering iPhone, iPads and iPods is set to be revealed as well. Will it be cloud-centric? More social? Have new gestures and notifications? We’ll see!
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iCloud is possibly the most talked about term for the past couple of weeks. For one, Apple for once, has pre-announced a product. It is expected to be a set of cloud-based services, which the typically accurate John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame claims, would be more “new-iTunes” than “new-MobileMe.” Will it be free? Some quarters say that certain components of iCloud may not be free for customers. Apple recently negotiated new licensing deals with (at least) Sony, EMI, and Warner Music, and is expected to announce its own music streaming services during WWDC.
Let’s not guess. Catch the liveblogs below:
See ya tonight, Mac junkies!
[learn_more caption=”Official Press Release”]
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.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.[/learn_more]