Apple To Reveal iOS 5, Lion Features At WWDC

Is WWDC 2011 really going to be about software? Maybe! Apple's yearly developers meeting has become the launchpad for great new hardware in years past. In fact, the iPhone refresh has come at WWDC the past couple of years. But it looks like this year's event may actually be about software, not hardware. According to a new release (shown in full below), Apple will take the chance to unveil Lion, the eighth major release of OS X, as well as iOS 5, the next version of the mobile OS that powers iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers, and while the company's clearly not giving away any secrets, this does lend credence to the thought that the new iPhone won't be announced here. Maybe it'll be the "one last thing," but we're just trying to let you down lightly here. Of course, new software is also great, but the real question is this: "when's the new iPhone coming?"

Apple to Unveil Next Generation Software at Keynote Address on Monday, June 6

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 
Via:  Apple
Tags:  Apple, iPhone, WWDC, ios
AKwyn 3 years ago

I'm sure Apple Developers and Apple Fanboys are screaming with joy over this announcement.

Everybody else seems to have vacated the room...

omegadraco 3 years ago

I have vacated the room... lol

pwrntspd 3 years ago

Hahaha, i dont have any apple products but im still kinda curious if they made any major changes to the OS. Snow leopard seemed like a kinda lame upgrade...

pandre27 3 years ago

i currently have an android but am curious to see how they counter gingerbread and honeycomb

inspector 3 years ago

I could care less :P, about to swap over to android soon after my contract ends later this year, just getting bored of ios, need new entertainment :D

omegadoom13 3 years ago

I love surprises!  The only Apple products I own are the nano and shuffle, but would like to see what Apple has to offer.  Thanks for the preview!

LLeCompte 3 years ago

now they could make lion-o the official spokes person for lion. THAT would be an awesome supprise. The thing i want to see is how will this icloud stuff work. Google as been giving this away for free for years with gmail and everything else that syncs to your phone for free. If icloud does syncing for free, im sure people will hail it the next great thing and that apple invented it.

CMachicote 3 years ago

apple is very secure about their new products .. Would not even tell me the day before they released the iphone 4 that it was coming out the next day .I almost get a 3gs. so there is no secret that they wont say a word till it allowed by the high ups . but I do hope they did a better job on cameras and work out all the bugs before they release it . no antenna problems.. even though I got the free case lol good luck apple fans

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