Not one to have the spotlight taken away from it, Apple has announced that, on the Monday following Computex—that's June 6—it will unleash a barrage of new software upon attendees of its Worldwide Developer Conference. Apple expects to unveil the next version of Mac OS X, Lion, as well as the next version of its mobile operating sytem, iOS 5, and an "upcoming cloud services offering" called iCloud.
I'm more curious to see what iOS 5 holds, since Apple has lost some ground to Android recently on the functionality front. According to Electronista, iOS 5 will bring "widgets" and a revamped notification system—two features straight out of the Android playbook. I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple dress up iOS 5 further to snazz it up in comparison to Android 3.0 and the user interface from RIM's PlayBook.
That leaves iCloud, which according to a piece by BusinessWeek, will be akin to a "digital locker" where users can store their music collections online. That sounds like Google Music and Amazon's Cloud Drive, but I would expect Apple to have stronger backing from record labels and perhaps to offer the service internationally.
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