Apple will unveil Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud at WWDC 2011 next week, beginning with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10 a.m. PDT, which will be presented by CEO Steve Jobs and other Apple executives. The company revealed its plans via official press release Tuesday morning.
OS X Lion is version 10.7 of Apple’s desktop operating system for its Mac line of computers. Lion was introduced last October at a media event, and introduced a developer preview of the new OS in February 2011. Lion borrows many elements from Apple iOS, which powers its mobile devices.
iOS 5 is the next generation of Apple’s mobile OS, which powers its iPhone, the iPad and the iPod touch. Little is known about what Apple will include in iOS 5, but there is some recent speculation that a revamped notification system and widgets, which provide live updating information on the device’s home screen, will be included.
Finally, iCloud is the now-confirmed product name of Apple’s suite of cloud services. Om broke the news of the iCloud branding back when he received a tip that Apple had registered the iCloud.com domain name. iCloud is expected to include elements of Apple’s current MobileMe offering, which provides mail, calendar and contact syncing, and also might include a cloud music storage and syncing service.
Sounds like an exciting lineup, even without any hardware announcements. What are you most looking forward to seeing?