Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Apple confirms agenda for WDC keynote address: Apple CEO Steve Jobs to introduce Lion and iCloud service

It's a bit unusual for Apple to issue a press release outlining what to expect from a Steve Jobs keynote address, but with expectations low for this year's World Wide Developer Conference, with many thinking the next generation iPhone will be launched in the fall, this year's event needs a bit of promotion.
Apple confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs will give the keynote on June 6 and will unveil the next generation of Mac operating system, Lion, as well as iOS 5 and iCloud, Apple's much anticipated storage service. That's a lot of material to cover, and for users of Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods, is a full agenda of products that will directly effect them – not to mention the developers who create new apps for these products.

But without an new iPhone or iPad to introduce, many tech writers have been less interested in this year's event. In reality the event is back to what it has always been: something for the development community.

iCloud, though, is sure to grab the most headlines as it is being launched following similar efforts from both Amazon and Google.