WWDC attendees line up overnight for first glimpse at Apple's iOS 5, Lion, iCloudLittle is known and anticipation is high before Monday's keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs, prompting conference attendees to wait in line overnight for the anticipated event.
The keynote will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, and AppleInsider will have full live coverage from the event at at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Last week, Apple uncharacteristically tipped its hand and revealed the new iCloud service in a press release, though details on the service will be given during today's keynote.
Apple is also set to unveil iOS 5, the new mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The company will also offer a closer look at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. New hardware —particularly a new iPhone model, as has been shown in years past —is not expected to be a part of the software-centric event.
Some conference attendees lined up Sunday night in order to get a good seat at the keynote scheduled for Monday morning. The presentation by Jobs will be followed by the conference, which runs through June 10 with more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers.
Prior to the event, most rumors have pertained to the new iCloud service, which is expected to have a music streaming component, as well as data syncing services. AppleInsider was told that the new service may be free to users who own a Mac running the new Lion operating system, while one last-minute rumor characterized iCloud as "the new iTunes."
Attendees congregate outside the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Photo by Flickr user Mike3k.
Catch up on the news and rumors ahead of Monday's keynote with AppleInsider's recent extensive coverage of iOS 5, Lion and iCloud:
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Apple to release Mac OS X Lion through Mac App Store - sources
Sources: Apple utilizing 'iCloud' internally, service to be more than music
Steve Jobs to present iCloud, iOS 5, Lion at Apple's June 6 WWDC keynote
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