Apple to unveil iCloud services, new OSes

Apple is taking its own jump into cloud computing, planning to unveil its iCloud at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference June 6-10 in San Francisco. CEO Steve Jobs, who has been on leave since January, will keynote the event.

The company also will take the wraps off iOS 5, the latest version of its mobile operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, and a new major release of OS X, this one named Lion, according to an Apple release.

To date, Apple has been quiet about iCloud, referring to it only as a “cloud services offering.” Speculation has been that, at least initially, it will be consumer-focused, allowing people to store their iTunes music in the cloud, where it can be accessed by multiple devices, BusinessWeek reported.

The conference will feature more than 100 sessions on developing applications for Lion and iOS 5.

 

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