It seemed like only yesterday Steve was on stage announcing the iPad 2 and letting us in on how magical it really is and now he back to let us in on iOS 5 among other things next week at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2011. Steve Jobs, who is out for a second time on sick leave (1)(2) will be back to announce iOS 5 as well as iCloud and Mac OS X. Steve looked very frail back in March for the iPAd 2 media event and hopefully he has recovered and will be looking a bit more fit. Love him or hate him, Steve Jobs and Apple is good for mobility and helps set the bar for future development. In a very tough handheld device market, iOS 5 needs to set some new magical standards and not lean so heavily on their strength in the tablet market.
iOS 5 is said to be transition away from what we have been used to for so long with the iPhone and introduce us to widgets and improved notification system. No word on any leaks about the hardware however. Since we know the device is not going to release for at least another 3-4 months, the lid will be kept shut on that. Rumors are very rampant on improved cameras, antennae, A5 dual core processor, and big fingers crossed for a 4” screen.
Stay tuned and we will bring you more coverage coming out of the WWDC as it is announced.
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.