Apple confirms iCloud launch for WWDC

The Apple cloud service gets a name - iCloud - and it'll be unveiled next week.


Apple will reveal details of its much-anticipated cloud service at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) next Monday.

Chief executive (CEO) Steve Jobs will come back from sick leave to give the WWDC keynote and provide more information on the iCloud.

Little is known of the iCloud, yet many have speculated it will be used to give people the ability to have iTunes accounts interact with the cloud.

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Google and Amazon have already announced their own cloud-based music offerings, so Apple would be coming a little late to the party.

The move could also take Apple into more direct competition with Amazon, which has not been on the former's radar outside of music and book sales.

During the event, Apple is set to unveil its next Mac Lion operating system and the latest version of iPhone software - iOS 5.

No further details on the announcements have come out, but there have been plenty of rumours circulating the web on what will feature in iOS 5.

A patent filed by Apple this year indicated Spaces an application which allows the user to segment their apps for easier navigation could be included.

WWDC will run for five days starting Monday as developers swamp Cupertino to learn about new Apple technologies from more than 1,000 of the company's engineers.

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