jeudi 9 juin 2011

Apple and their new offer iCloud

Apple enters on the market of Cloud with OS ICloud.

Excerpts from article "Steve Jobs to headline Apple event as it unveils iCloud" of Brandon Griggs:

(CNN) -- For a guy who is on medical leave, Steve Jobs is keeping a pretty high profile.

Three months after surprising observers by stepping onstage to introduce the iPad 2, the Apple CEO will headline the keynote at the company's annual developers' conference Monday.

Jobs will join a team of executives in unveiling Apple's next generation of software, including iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud services offering, the company said.

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Jobs and others are expected to introduce Lion, the eighth major release of Apple's Mac OSX and iOS 5, the next version of the mobile operating system which powers the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

iCloud, according to bits of information leaked before the conference, is rumored to be a "digital locker" type service, similar to Amazon's recently released cloud storage service for music. In recent weeks Apple has signed cloud-music licensing agreements with several music labels, according to reports.

Such a service would allow Apple customers to stream music online in addition to downloading songs via iTunes.

Jobs' 1 p.m. ET keynote will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which runs through June 10 in San Francisco.

In recent years Apple has unveiled a new iPhone at the WWDC, but such an announcement is not expected next week.