Apple's acquisition of Lala.com in 2009 brought cloud-music expertise in-house, but it's been two years without an announcement. Music subscriptions have also one of Apple's most highly rumored R&D projects and would obviously need copious amounts of cloud storage too, especially in a "locker" configuration like Amazon Cloud Drive.
Add a refreshed MobileMe (think Dropbox killer) to the mix and Apple would have a potent cloud based offering to compete with the likes of Google and Amazon. But with Amazon's music service is already up and running and Google's expected to launch today, Apple doesn't have the luxury of time. It needs to use its WWDC conference next month as a vehicle to launch iCloud or risk falling further behind the leaders of the pack.
Do you think that Apple will finally announce its new cloud-based services (speech, music, locker) at WWDC in June? Will it surpass the likes of Amazon and Google when it does?