Steve Jobs Returning for WWDC to Present iOS 5, Lion, iCloud
Apple made it official this morning. Next Monday, as the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference begins, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will take the stage to present this year's keynote address and roll out a host of new services and software upgrades, including that which has driven speculation within these forums for months.
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., Apple announced in a formal press release today. 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.
Although there is no official world of a new iPhone making a splash at next Monday's kick-off, it appears that all the hype surrounding a September iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 launch is poised to ring true. But with a slate of interesting software upgrades and new services to boast, it doesn't appear that many Apple fanatics will be left unfulfilled by this year's WWDC.
In addition to the long-awaited keynote, Apple says WWDC will - as usual - 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," the company says, adding that "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."