Worldwide Developers Conference

Posted by Sam Churchill on

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off today in San Francisco. ArsTechinica, CNET, Engadget and Wired will have live coverage.

Expect news on the next version of its Mac OS, dubbed Lion, a cloud services offering, iCloud, with major music backers, and iOS 5, the next major iteration of the software that runs on the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the iPad.

And last year’s show the iPhone 4, FaceTime video chat, and a near-final release of iOS 4 was announced. Apple also introduced iMovie for iPhone, and a version of iBooks for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

The consensus opinion is that the iCloud service is most likely to be a “music locker” service in the vein of Amazon’s Cloud Drive. The L.A. Times reports that the service will stream music to browsers, iPhones and iPads for a fee of $25 a year. New iPhone hardware isn’t expected today, though surprised do happen.

Here’s an amazing preview of IOS-5.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 6:22 am .

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