iOS 5 is finally coming! Apple confirmed via a press release issued earlier today that Steve Jobs will take the stage at the WWDC 2011 kick-off keynote next Monday, to introduce iOS 5, alongside a new version of Mac OS X, and iCloud, the new MobileMe service that will allow users to store their content on Apple’s network. As usual, the event will also include a slew of coaching sessions to help developers better master coding techniques for Apple’s operating systems. Interestingly enough, all the press releases sent by Apple so far imply that several sessions could be focused on the integration between iOS and OS X – not exactly a surprise on the OS X side, given that the preview version of Lion already shows some layers of integration with iOS. But on the iOS side, iOS 4 hasn’t shown any sign of additional integration points with OS X thus far, which leads us to believe that Apple will use the WWDC to announce major new iOS features, especially when it comes to interacting with OS X. Do not rejoice just yet though, as even though iOS 5 will be showcased at the show, it is not supposed to hit the streets until Fall. As for iCloud, it is still unclear whether it will be an add-on to MobileMe, or simply the name of what was expected to become MobileMe 2.0.
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.Based on early reports, iOS 5 is expected to be compatible with recent devices, such as the iPhone 4, iPad 1 & 2, as well as fourth generation iPod touch.