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It’s official – Apple confirmed an upcoming release of iOS 5 and a “Cloud services offering” names iCloud (not surprisingly).
In a recent press release the Cupertino company laid to rest all the speculation about a possible cloud product.

That’s about all they’ve said though. It is thought that there will be much more detail coming out at the Apple WWDC Conference June 6th – 10th in San Francisco.

What is a “cloud services offering”?  well, the assumption is that it’ll be somewhere for you to store your iTunes media and will be able to access is anywhere?

As for iOS 5. Well, your guess is as good as mine, officially. Of course there are leaks that we might talk about later 🙂

Here’s the release:


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

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

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