Apple will start its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with several important software releases: the next iteration of its desktop and mobile platform, Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5, as well as iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud service.
Apple announced earlier that the focus of this year's WWDC will be software, in particular iOS and Lion, and recent rumors claim that the next generation iPhone will not be announced at the event.
While the new versions of Apple's mobile and desktop platforms were a given, the really big announcement this year is iCloud, Apple's cloud-based music service. Recent reports said that Apple has signed a licensing deal with EMI, and was close to signing similar deals with Sony and Universal, which would pave the way for iCloud. Apple's cloud-based music offering comes hot on the heals of announcements of similar services from Google and Amazon.
The WWDC starts Monday, June 6 at 10 AM PST. For more details check out the official site of the conference, and don't forget to tune here at Mashable where we'll be covering the event in detail.
Author: / Posted: 31-05-2011