Apple Announces Steve Jobs to Unveil iOS 5 & iCloud at WWDC ’11 Keynote

Posted In Apple news - By Tariq On Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 With 0 Comments

Earlier this morning, Apple confirmed what many had already suspected. In good news, they confirmed that Steve Jobs will be delivering the keynote to open Worldwide Developer’s Conference 2011 on Monday June 6 at 10:00 AM. While this may not be news to many considering Apple’s co-founder and CEO has delivered the majority of Apple keynotes in the last decade, it is good news considering his recent health problems that have prevented him from resuming his role as acting CEO of Apple. Tim Cook has been given the reigns in the meantime as interim CEO, with Jobs still playing a key roll in overall decision making. The most interesting part of today’s announcement is the press release itself.

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.

That last line. Apple has finally confirmed their iCloud service. I have never before seen Apple announce a major product or service ahead of a keynote. My guess is that between iCloud, the newest update to Mac OS X (Lion), and iOS 5, they’ll need all the time they can get to talk about and show off each product. Maybe we’ll even see a revamped MobileMe this year. This may also be the time where Apple officially announces their new data centers and that they have gone live. While Apple has said in not so few words that we won’t be seeing any new hardware at this year’s WWDC, I doubt that any Apple fan will be disappointed by their offerings. With just under a week to wait, I’m more excited than ever about this year’s ‘Stevenote’.

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