Steve Jobs to Show Off Lion, iOS 5, iCloud at WWDC

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be hosting the company’s annual World Wide Developers Conference keynote presentation event on Monday, June 6. Mr. Jobs will be showing off new features in the next major update for Mac OS X, dubbed Lion, along with iOS 5, and the company’s new iCloud service.

The company described iCloud as “Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.”

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This marks the first public confirmation from Apple that it will be using the iCloud name for some type of online service. The company isn’t, however, saying what its iCloud service will include.

Rumors have suggested that iCloud could include an online music storage and streaming service tied to user’s iTunes accounts, and that it could be a new service that replaces MobileMe.

WWDC is Apple’s annual conference for iOS and Mac OS X developers, IT professionals and accessory makers. The event runs from June 6 through June 10 at the Moscone West center in San Francisco.

Mr. Jobs’s keynote presentation is scheduled to start at 10AM pacific time on June 6.

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MOSiX Man

iCloud will be Apple’s official fart app for iOS, rendering all other fart apps obsolete. It will take advantage of the new iOdor technology that will be built into the iPhone 5 and all future iOS devices. wink

Seriously, though, it’s good to hear that Steve Jobs is healthy enough to give the keynote speech - or, at least part of it, seeing as he hasn’t ever really done the whole thing by himself. Nobody else can sell it like he does.

I hope iOS 5 has some radical changes to help differentiate it from the pack of other similar (read: copycat) OSs out there now. iOS 4 is cool, but I think they can take it a big step forward if they try. Also, it would be nice if they announce a bunch of new, yet unseen enhancements to Lion. I’ve used the Lion dev preview quite a bit, and it’s cool, but so far it seems that between Snow Leopard and Lion there are fewer real changes, other than eye candy and tweaks to existing features (some of them questionably of real value) than there were between Tiger and Leopard (Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5).

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Also, it would be nice if they announce a bunch of new, yet unseen enhancements to Lion

There usually are a bunch of under-the-hood changes, though I don’t know what’s been announced there.  Also, if “iCloud” has OS support they might talk about that.  MobileMe and iDisk before it both had some OS support. 

Also, have you used all the new features? http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/ has a list, and that includes a few that aren’t just eye candy, such as Versions and Resume.

MOSiX Man

Oh, yeah. Versions and Resume are pretty cool. Resume is very handy. The first few times I logged into Lion, it immediately struck me how everything was right there, just like it was when I logged out. It’s almost weird until you get used to it. Also, versions has already been very helpful to me on a couple of occasions, but it feels more like a new wrinkle in Time Machine (pun intended) than a new feature on its own.

Don’t get me wrong. There is plenty of other cool stuff in Lion. I just haven’t found much that seems revolutionary, rather than evolutionary. I guess that’s a good thing, in some ways.

MOSiX Man

Oh, yeah. Versions and Resume are pretty cool. Resume is very handy. The first few times I logged into Lion, it immediately struck me how everything was right there, just like it was when I logged out. It’s almost weird until you get used to it. Also, versions has already been very helpful to me on a couple of occasions, but it feels more like a new wrinkle in Time Machine (pun intended) than a new feature on its own.

Don’t get me wrong. There is plenty of other cool stuff in Lion. I just haven’t found much that seems revolutionary, rather than evolutionary. I guess that’s a good thing, in some ways.

MOSiX Man

Oh, yeah. Versions and Resume are pretty cool. Resume is very handy. The first few times I logged into Lion, it immediately struck me how everything was right there, just like it was when I logged out. It’s almost weird until you get used to it. Also, versions has already been very helpful to me on a couple of occasions, but it feels more like a new wrinkle in Time Machine (pun intended) than a new feature on its own.

Don’t get me wrong. There is plenty of other cool stuff in Lion. I just haven’t found much that seems revolutionary, rather than evolutionary. I guess that’s a good thing, in some ways.

MOSiX Man

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