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Apple Confirms Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

Will there be any surprises?

Apple today confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs (along with a team of Apple executives) will be presenting its "next generation software" at 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 show off Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud services offering.

This marks the first official confirmation from Apple on its cloud services and the new name. In late April, Apple reportedly purchased the iCloud.com domain and name from a Swedish storage company for $4.5 million. While the exact monetary sum remains a mystery, we now know that Apple did indeed purchase the trademark.

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    fyend , May 31, 2011 7:17 PM
    iYawned
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    warezme , May 31, 2011 7:27 PM
    next OSX ipussycat..., without the cat
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    alidan , May 31, 2011 7:23 PM
    fir_serI wonder what will be the name of Mac OS after Lion.

    sabertooth tiger

    i dont like macs, but i love cats.
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  • 14 Hide
    fyend , May 31, 2011 7:17 PM
    iYawned
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    fir_ser , May 31, 2011 7:19 PM
    I wonder what will be the name of Mac OS after Lion.
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    alidan , May 31, 2011 7:22 PM
    icaredless
  • 10 Hide
    alidan , May 31, 2011 7:23 PM
    fir_serI wonder what will be the name of Mac OS after Lion.

    sabertooth tiger

    i dont like macs, but i love cats.
  • 1 Hide
    dread_cthulhu , May 31, 2011 7:26 PM
    Rawr... lol
  • 12 Hide
    warezme , May 31, 2011 7:27 PM
    next OSX ipussycat..., without the cat
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    rottingsheep , May 31, 2011 7:32 PM
    iFarted
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    rottingsheep , May 31, 2011 7:45 PM
    fir_serI wonder what will be the name of Mac OS after Lion.

    Feral
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    dalethepcman , May 31, 2011 7:59 PM
    2014 WWDC : Apple release notes for OS LoLCats, the iBorg purchase details from author Gene Roddenberry were leaked to the press today. Fianlly the truth comes out. Resistance is futile, join the iCollective or perish!
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    milktea , May 31, 2011 8:00 PM
    I wonder if 'Lion' is trademarked? :p 
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    Ragnar-Kon , May 31, 2011 8:00 PM
    iYawned, hehe good one.

    Being one of the very few long-time Mac OS X users on this site (Hackintosh systems at home, Mac Pros at work), I feel like Lion is going the wrong direction. They seem to want to merge iOS and Mac OS X slowly together in hopes they will one day be the same operating system.

    Which, if you ask me, is like playing with fire. Could be good in some areas but horrible in others. Just because tons of people are buying your iOS products doesn't mean the long-time Mac users like me want a stupidified operating system. Its like replacing Windows 7 with the Windows Phone OS, just stupid.
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    dragonsqrrl , May 31, 2011 8:00 PM
    fir_serI wonder what will be the name of Mac OS after Lion.

    Cougar, Mountain Lion... Alley Cat?
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    fir_ser , May 31, 2011 8:08 PM
    I wonder what will be the name of Mac OS after Lion.
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    fir_ser , May 31, 2011 8:09 PM
    I hope iPad 1 will receive iOS 5.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , May 31, 2011 8:31 PM
    Cougar? Isn't there already an Intel chipset named Cougar Point? Lawsuit from Apple incoming! :D 

    "Next generation software"... I have a few Mac fanboy friends, and even they aren't happy with the direction where OS X is going (merging with iOS, as it's been said above).

    iDespise
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    joebob2000 , May 31, 2011 8:41 PM
    Ragnar-KoniYawned, hehe good one.Being one of the very few long-time Mac OS X users on this site (Hackintosh systems at home, Mac Pros at work), I feel like Lion is going the wrong direction. They seem to want to merge iOS and Mac OS X slowly together in hopes they will one day be the same operating system.Which, if you ask me, is like playing with fire. Could be good in some areas but horrible in others. Just because tons of people are buying your iOS products doesn't mean the long-time Mac users like me want a stupidified operating system. Its like replacing Windows 7 with the Windows Phone OS, just stupid.


    When a huge part of Apple's revenue comes from the 30% slice they get from every app sale on iOS, you can bet your ass they are looking for more ways to move that model to the desktop where they can grab more money from software developers. Steve Jobs has wet dreams about getting a nickel for every time one of his one-buttoned mouses is double-clicked, and it's getting closer to reality by the day.
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    legacy7955 , May 31, 2011 8:49 PM
    i$
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    Ragnar-Kon , May 31, 2011 8:56 PM
    joebob2000When a huge part of Apple's revenue comes from the 30% slice they get from every app sale on iOS, you can bet your ass they are looking for more ways to move that model to the desktop where they can grab more money from software developers. Steve Jobs has wet dreams about getting a nickel for every time one of his one-buttoned mouses is double-clicked, and it's getting closer to reality by the day.

    Well yeah, and thats the idea behind the App Store they currently have on Snow Leopard (and 10.5 too?). But there is a fine line between adding somewhat-useful iOS-like features to Mac OS X that happens to make Apple money, and adding so many features from iOS that you end up making the OS worthless.

    Not against Apple making money, because it is a business and thats what businesses do. Just do it in a way that doesn't kill your software for the long-time users. Ya know... those select few that were using your products prior to the release of the iPod.

    And FYI Apple's mice have been multi-button mice for ~7 years now.
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    fir_ser , May 31, 2011 9:21 PM
    Hope the iOS features in Mac X Lion don’t reduce the usefulness of Mac computers.
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    Anonymous , May 31, 2011 9:27 PM
    Tomshardware why do even post apple related topics anyways ...This site is full of closed minded..windows @@@@ riders...just saying...REAL TALK...
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