Apple to demonstrate OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud next Monday at WWDC

Upcoming Apple software to create backbone for next year's desktop and mobile app development

Mac OS X Lion running on a Apple MacBook Air.

Mac OS X Lion running on a Apple MacBook Air.

The Monday 6 June kick-off of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will include the official unveiling of the new Apple desktop operating system OS X Lion, iOS 5 for mobile devices, and the Apple iCloud online service.

OS X Lion includes new features like integrated server software, full-screen window resizing, a redesigned Mail layout, and AirDrop wireless file sharing. The Mac App Store will also be a central component of the new operating system, offering verified malware-free Mac software downloads and purchases — it already offers a wide range of popular free third-party and paid Apple apps like Aperture and the iLife suite of lifestyle software through Apple's current Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Information on iCloud is currently light on the ground, with Apple acquiring the iCloud.com domain name in June for a possible US$4.5 million figure. Speculation suggests that the service may begin as or include an online music storage or streaming component, similar to the newly-announced Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player.

iOS 5 is expected to rely heavily upon cloud services, with a possible location service for tracking friends and family and a revamp of MobileMe.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Appledevelopers

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Campbell Simpson

Campbell Simpson

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Stocking Stuffer

SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?