The Apple WWDC 2011 keynote today revealed all the details for Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and the iCloud as was promised. Although there was no mention about any upcoming hardware such as the iPhone 5, the event was a major step forward for the company in software. Here's all the highlights and everything you need to know about the event wrapped up in a tidy little package. Plus, you can check out the full keynote video after the cut.
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This year on the 6th of June, here in sunny San Francisco at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2011 (WWDC), we saw no less than Steve Jobs step on stage with his classic jeans and sweatshirt outfit. "We've got an awesome morning together, this morning. Thank you for coming so much." Steve was glad to welcome every one of the 5,200 attendees to the conference, a number that sold out in under 2 hours. He goes on to confirm exactly what we've been expecting: "We've got some great stuff to talk about: OS X Lion, iOS 5, and some kind of interesting new cloud stuff."
There's just thirty minutes to go until Apple's WWDC 2011 keynote begins, and SlashGear is already ready and waiting to liveblog the whole thing. Join us over at http://live.slashgear.com/ where our swish auto-update system will keep you up to speed without wearing out your refresh-finger.
Apple's WWDC 2011 opening keynote is just hours away - don't forget to join us for the SlashGear liveblog! - but that hasn't stopped the leaks, rumors and speculation. iCloud is already on the agenda, and according to a Cult of Mac source it's not just a cloud music service but a way to put your entire Time Machine backups onto a new, intelligent Time Capsule. What's currently a basic NAS will, they suggest, get an Apple A4 or A5 processor upgrade as the Airport Express is tipped to, and be able to host users' Home folders and make them available to any Mac OS X or iOS device.
WWDC 2011 kicks off tomorrow, Monday June 6, and while for developers it's the beginning of a week packed full of coding, knocking heads with Apple's engineers, and generally sharing in the iOS/OS X bonhomie, for everyone else it's another Steve Jobs keynote and the promise of some significant platform news. SlashGear will be liveblogging the opening WWDC keynote tomorrow morning, kicking off 10am PST, where Jobs is expected to cover iOS 5.0, Mac OS X Lion, and the debut of iCloud.
It's a busy time right now at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where crews are preparing the venue for Apple's WWDC 2011 event. The event will kick off on June 6th and promises to reveal details on iOS 5, OS X Lion, and of course the much anticipated "iCloud." Curious what the new iCloud logo looks like?
So the whole secret operation to celebrate Apple's 10th anniversary is over now, and whatever pertinent rumors there were about a revolutionary new Apple Store 2.0 have now been confirmed or debunked. But, that still leaves out the rumor of an upcoming back-to-school sale. Sources now claim that the promotion will be unveiled at next month's WWDC.