Apple’s WWDC event is next week, and we’re expecting to see tons of big things coming out of Cupertino. What sorts of things, you ask? Well, for starters we’re seeing a big push into the cloud, or Internet-based storage and services. Apple will be calling its services iCloud – pretty original, right? We’re hearing things about online music storage and streaming, perhaps something to rival Google Music, along with melding in MobileMe.
What we might not see is a new iPhone, which would be a major bummer. Since its release in 2007, it has been announced and released every summer since then like clockwork. However, recent rumors peg the iPhone 5 or 4S or whatever you want to call it for the fall of this year, or perhaps even early next year. We’ll find out in just a few short days!
And speaking of the iPhone, we’ll also see the goods for iOS 5. Details are scant, of course, but we’re really crossing our fingers for a more elegant and user-friendly notification system. The current pop-up-and-deal-with-it-now model sometimes makes me want to hurl my iPhone at a wall. I hope Apple steals the webOS-and-Android-esque mockup we saw earlier this year.
We’ll be there live-blogging and keeping you all abreast of the news and developments, so be sure to stay tuned!