Apple’s Highly Anticipated ‘iCloud’ To Be Announced June 6th

A new cloud is in the air! No, it is not a cummulo nimbus, it’s Apple’s addition to cloud computing that has becoming seemingly popular in the digital world. Apple announced in a press release that Steve Jobs will be hosting the opening keynote of the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) holding on Monday, June 6th. There it is expected that he will focus on the iCloud, iOS 5, and Mac OS X Lion set to come soon.

Apple just gained control of the domain which has been rumored to have been sold to them for $4.5 million. It was previously owned by Xcerion, a Sweden-based ”hybrid cloud computing” provider. They moved their service to but as of now redirects to

According to in January 2010 Apple had spoken to the top four recording companies about plans to offer a streaming music service  for free to users.

Apple has since reached licensing agreements with three of the four top record companies, including EMI Music, Warner Music, and Sony Music. That would leave Universal Music Group as the lone holdout, but sources tell CNET that the recording industry’s largest label is close to a deal with Apple.

With this they would be able to rival Amazon and Google who are still unlicensed. Google launched a test version earlier this month, while the Amazon Cloud Player launched in March.

There are also rumors flying around that the WWDC might be where Jobs will announce the iPhone 5. Since the company has decided to announce three of their biggest services at once, why not? It’s an almost perfect opportunity, seeing as Jobs is hardly ever seen in public anymore due to his medical leave in January. This is only going to be his second public appearance since then.

But we won’t get over our heads with an iPhone 5 announcement. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Source: CNET,

Faridah D. Seriki

Faridah Seriki has been interested in technology since she got her hands on a desktop when she was 8. She founded Technesstivity after releasing a successful blog she made for class combining her passion for both journalism and technology. Faridah graduated from Vivian Fowler in 2009 and now lives in New York where she is a Broadcast Journalism major with a minor in Computer Science at Hofstra University.

Website - Twitter - Facebook - More Posts

No related posts.

Leave A Comment