Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

Summary: Apple has officially confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs will be presenting the opening keynote address at Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 next week.

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Apple has officially confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs will continue the tradition of presenting the opening keynote address at Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 next week.

So far, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has announced that a more in-depth look at iOS 5, Lion (the eighth and latest version of Mac OS X), and a new product called iCloud. It's fairly easy to determine that the latter will be Apple's new cloud computing product, but we'll have to wait and see how it is tied into MobileMe.

Apple did not confirm, however, whether or not we'll be seeing a new iPhone model unveiled at the event. That will likely not happen until at least this fall when Apple typically unveils new iPods in time for the back-to-school season.

Additionally, many spectators are curious to see if Apple will answer Google Wallet with a mobile payments program of its own. Given that there are already many rumors that the iPhone 5 will sport NFC capabilities, it could definitely happen but maybe not by next week.

All those questions (and possibly more) will hopefully be addressed next Monday, June 6 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET from WWDC 2011 in San Francisco.

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  • Actually, iPhone 4s (or whatever it may be called) is very well likely to

    .. be announced. Just because yellow press said that they think that "most likely" it will be not, it does not mean so.<br><br>There is nothing what could possibly prohibit Apple to make an update for the phone, replacing A4 with A5, adding NFC sensor, making unified GSM/CDMA model already in June.<br><br>No sense to wait for September; recent start of sales of white model does not tamper with anything either, since white front and back covers will be used for iPhone 4s the same way.<br><br>The rumour that there will be no update actually helps Apple to sell more iPhone 4 now since some people believe in the rumour and buy the phone now, and not delaying the purchase in the hopes for usual model turn around in June/July.<br><br>Of course, there is chance that the rumour is true, but it is not very likely.
    DDERSSS
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @denisrs
      Not sure I understand your reasoning.
      It makes mre sense tonmove to a fall rollout and combine the GSM/CDMA Versions - what Apple really needs is to look at 4G in the next version with a bigger display.

      For NFC, unless Apple partners with Visa or some other group, I don't see this being an option - no infrastructure.

      Then again we could both be wrong and right.... ;)
      rhonin
      • There will be no bigger display, and why Apple all of sudden needs wait for

        @rhonin: ... autumn to make combined GSM/CDMA version?<br><br>They can do everything in June already; why wait? They have Samsung Galaxy S 2 in their backyard. Even if court would make Samsung redesign it (though it is not very likely), the competition is fierce.<br><br>As to display, at most Apple might release display of the same width, but with bigger length: 1138 (or somewhat less)x640 with extended area reserved only for OS functions/video playback (for compatibility with previous iphones). But this is not very likely.
        DDERSSS
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @denisrs Apple has so far introduced new iPhones in June... Thus the conjecture. Just like iPods come in the fall and iPads in late winter. Does not mean that they will or won't introduce a new iPhone. But at least try to get the obvious part of the guesswork right, ZDnet people.
      Hazydave
  • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

    Darn.... There goes all the fun of watching rumors and predictions from pundits..who will be pissed, because they will not get their commissions for making wildest predicitions
    Ben_rockwood
  • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

    Pundits?? what a joke. And a waste of time. Technology is useless, Computers are a waste of time
    X41
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @X41 Posted from my clay tablet, doncha know...
      Hazydave
  • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

    The most important part of this announcement to me is not what Jobs will announce, but that his health is good enough to be a participant in development and presentation.

    And for all those who challenged my comment a few months back that competitors to the iPad would crash and burn, and end their lives on dumping sites like eCost and Buy dot com - the latter is dumping Playbooks at $200 off list and a $32 extra discount coupon.

    Dell, HP, Samsung to follow.
    MedAdMan
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @MedAdMan
      [i]The most important part of this announcement to me is not what Jobs will announce, but that his health is good enough to be a participant in development and presentation.[/i]

      Exactly what I was thinking.
      LoverockDavidson
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @MedAdMan
      You mean the grumpy old man? Pity his emotions get in the way of technology advancement.
      delete_my_account
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @MedAdMan Agreed... absolutely fantastic to see Mr. Jobs at these events. Love or hate Apple, he's one of the few individuals who can rock the industry... and fewer still not just doing it on a "me too" basis.

      As well, living through relatively curable cancers in several family members, including my wife and my Dad, I have had nothing but hopeful thoughts toward Steve Jobs, in his battle against one of the absolute worst cancers. If you can't feel similarly, despite your feelings for Apple, you might need a DNA scan to check if you're still human.
      Hazydave
      • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

        @dave@...

        Rocking ain't always good. Sometimes the boat can capsize. As for Mr Jobs sickness - Well done to him on achieving successful transplant status. But that is a different discussion. Here we're talking technology.
        delete_my_account
  • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

    Go Apple! hmmm my jailbroken iPhone 4 plays DRM content.. oh so happy I don't have Android.
    Hasam1991
    • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

      @Hasam1991 Too bad you had to jailbreak your iPhone to do a basic task. And Jobs thinks you're a threat to national security for jailbreaking it...
      snoop0x7b
      • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

        @snoop0x7b How do you know what he does with his iPhone let alone that he had to jailbreak it to do something basic? Oh that's right, small minded haters like you never base anything on facts.
        non-biased
    • DRM content?

      @Hasam1991
      That still exists? You can have my share or DRM infected content. As I look at my widgets on my screen and have the freedom to use my phone without a computer, I am so happy I don't have IOS.
      BobsYourUnclw
      • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

        @BobsYourUnclw What do you need a computer for exactly? All my music gets streamed from my computer to my iPhone and I am not jailbroken at all. There have been lots of music streaming services for the iPhone for sometime now. And I've had drm free music on iTunes for years now. Enjoy your widgets atleast you know the weather every minute of the day...... Sigh
        Macboy15
      • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

        @BobsYourUnclw Thank god you have no clue what you are talking about. I would hate to have to carry around my computer all day simply to use my phone, that would be stupid.
        non-biased
  • Doesn't iPhone 4G just make sense as the next model name?

    It's consistent with previous naming and would indicate 4G capability available on both V and T.
    Speed is not an issue with the iPhone 4 so the "s" moniker is pointless.
    Revving to iPhone 5 makes no sense when there is the clear 4G connection from which to wring marketing value.
    hawks5999
  • RE: Steve Jobs to present Lion OS, iCloud at WWDC 2011 keynote

    So yesterday.
    delete_my_account