In a bizarre move for Apple, the company has just sent out a press release confirming that three of the most widely speculated rumors are in fact coming. iOS 5 has been confirmed to make an appearance, as well as Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion,” and the iCloud music service. The press release offers no details of any of these, though it does validate the names of each.
Also, the press release specifically notes that Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple who is currently on medical leave, will be leading the keynote event, along with the usual “team of Apple executives.”
So why would they pre-announce their three most dazzling stars of this year’s keynote? Your guess is as good as mine, but D9 is tonight. Perhaps they wanted to outshine the many CEOs who will be interviewed later on?
WWDC 2011 kicks off next Monday (June 6th). We will be covering it on the site, and on our Twitter account. Keep an eye out for more information!
Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6
CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—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.
WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers. Mac® developers will see and learn how to develop world-class Mac OS X Lion applications using its latest technologies and capabilities. Mobile developers will be able to explore the latest innovations and capabilities of iOS and learn how to greatly enhance the functionality, performance and design of their apps. All developers can bring their code to the labs and work with Apple engineers.
For more details, visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 website at developer.apple.com/wwdc.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.