WWDC 2011: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud


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.

OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud. I know iOS 5 will be a free upgrade for iPhone users. OS X Lion will be a fairly affordable upgrade through the App Store. iCloud, now this is a mystery. What kind of services will it bring?

Will iCloud just be an online locker for videos, podcasts, music, ebooks, apps, etc.? Will it compete with Google and offer free email, calendar, a RSS reader, a blogging service, online phone number (voicemail, texting, transcription), iWork online, etc. and sync them all with your OS X Lion-equipped Mac and iOS 5-updated iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? I hope Apple offers all of this and even more, including a live-stream of the keynote.

I’m getting pretty excited.

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