Apple to Reveal iCloud, iOS 5 at Developer Conference
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) always involves a few big announcements, and this year will be no exception. Apple announced that Steve Jobs will headline the event and announce a cloud storage service and the next generation of the iPhone operating system.
It's very unusual for Apple to give away the surprise a week before the conference even starts (WWDC begins June 6). Normally, the company is extremely secretive about product announcements. But Apple sent out a press release saying Jobs would reveal OS X Lion for Macs, iOS 5 for mobile devices and iCloud, "Apple's upcoming cloud services offering."
The announcement didn't give specific details regarding iCloud, but Apple's wording suggests this will be more than a music storage service, such as those recently unveiled by Google and Amazon.
One thing in particular is notable for its absence in the announcement: the iPhone 5. Traditionally, Apple has unveiled the newest model of its iPhone at WWDC , but recent rumors have indicated that Apple will postpone the iPhone 5 (or as some are calling it, the iPhone 4S) until the fall. While it's entirely possible that the iPhone 5 might turn up as Jobs' famous "one more thing," the lack of a mention in the press release seems to confirm the rumors.