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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: May 31, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    What is Apple planning?

    Ciara O'Brien

    In a rare display of pre-conference openness, Apple has revealed that it will showcase Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and – most importantly – its upcoming cloud service iCloud.

    And yes, Steve Jobs will be there, and although his exact role hasn’t been defined, he usually gives the keynote.

    This sudden rush to tell us exactly what they’re doing makes a change from previous events, where we would have to make a calculated guess (via some major hints from Apple).

    Which, of course, leads me to wonder exactly what they’re not saying. Could it be possible that we’ll see the next generation of iPhone at the conference? Maybe a few new iPods? We’ll have to wait and see.

    Monday is D-Day.

    • Dave McG says:

      I’m incredibly interested to see how Apple are going to handle stepping into the cloud computing world and what they’ll offer or limit as a result of it.
      Will it be integral to all Apple products? Will they start removing storage space from new/ next generation devices as an effort to encourage people to only stream or work from ‘the cloud’?
      Obviously this would impact all future releases of Apple hardware, so getting the iCloud thing sorted would be top priority…
      So, theoretically (and HiGHLY speculatively) they could easily announce a new iPod with not 8gig or 16gig or even 32gigs of space- it could have practically none and only work connected to the iCloud.

      But, who knows! And who can wait until Monday!

      Mostly what i’m looking forward to is Jobs taking a relatively simple concept and prefacing all discussions with “Now, this is something we’re really excited about, it’s really cool…”