Apple Byte: What to expect at WWDC 2011
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We'll give you the latest details on Apple's iCloud, iOS 5, and Mac OS X Lion before the official announcements at WWDC. We'll announce our winner's for our iPad 2 giveaway, but it's not worth trading a kidney for one. Trust us.
-Hey, what's happening guys? Brian Tong here and welcome to the Apple Byte for all the good and bad inside the world of Apple. Now, we're giving and in-depth preview of what expect at WWDC 2011. The winners of our iPod 2 give away will be announced and much more. So, let's get to the show. Apple officially announced that WWDC will all about software with Mac OS X line, iOS 5 and their anticipated i cloud service. Steve Jobs will part of the keynote and that pretty much it's going to be a bid deal. Apple's i Cloud services arguably the most intriguing out of these 3 amigos and CNET's own Greg Sandoval reported that Universal Music Group has signed on, which bring all of the big 4 music labels on board. Now big A has also reached agreement with some of the large music publishers and we can expect to see more details at WWDC. Now, CNET also reports that the revenue from cloud song sales will be split with the labels getting 58%, the music publisher is getting 12%, and Apple taking a 30% cut. Sources of music streaming will not be available on Monday, but it will be offered soon and Apple's digital locker will only store music purchase at iTunes initially, but it plans to source songs acquired outside of iTunes later in the future. CNET also reported earlier that the i Cloud service won't be just for music and the Cupertino kids are raising to license movies and TV shows from Hollywood studios and TV networks, but we may or may not see those deals come together by Monday's announcement. Now, the LA Times also reports that the i Cloud service will initially be free for people who purchased music from I tunes, but the company plans to charge the subscription fee for about $25 a year for the service. Now, $25 per year, that's 50 Tacos from Jack in the Box, you know what, you tell me in. Now, with all about the top about the i Cloud, the software that really won't pack to most people is iOS 5. [unk] supports that Apple plans to roll out a completely rebound notification system, something that they need desperately plus widgets like this concept video that would provide quick access to information without the need for launching it up. Now, it sounds kind of like android, well you're right. Now, Google and Apple just renewed their contract to have Google maps and search standard part of iOS, but they will need to bring in improved maps, which turn by turn directions in iOS 5 to keep up with the competition plus voice to text for messages and voice searching will need to be integrated. It's not asking too much, but I'm really expecting a lot out of iOS 5. Now, we've shown you a lot of the key features in Mac OS X line and according to Apple insider, the latest developer build a Mac OS 10.6.8 get users ready for an upgrades align directly to that Mac app store. We've had our hands online over the past 2 months, but forget about those features. You know what's the most important thing, all new desktop backgrounds. For example, bristle grass, elephant, forest and mist. See, the one thing that you don't know about me, I can really fly. Now, onto the quick bytes, keynote pages and numbers are now universal apps on iOS brining the apps to the iPhone and iPad touch, so word process, spread sheet, and slide show away on you 3-1/2 inch screen. Now, we also told you how Apple's legal team was granted access to unreleased hardware from Samsung in their ongoing legal battle of you copied me and I copied you. So, Samsung, they took a page out of Apple's playbook and they have requested that they get access to Apple's iPod 3 and Apples iPhone 4s or 5 and other next generation devices. Well played Samsung. Now, Apple has released an update Mac OS X that includes a native malware removal tool that detects that dirty Mac Defender and maintains an antimalware definition's list. Then, a new version of Mac defender was written to circumvent the OS and update. So, now, Apple has updated their definitions to detect this new one. See this game of cat and mouse. It's coming to your Mac and you know me, I hate cats and I hate mice unless it's that cute Stuart little guy like seriously how can you hate a mouse that cute. He's so cute, and this story comes from the department of do not ever this. The Shanghai daily is reporting that a 17-year-old kid sold one of his own kidneys in exchange for money to buy an iPad 2 he could not afford. He was paid about 3400 USD. The surgery was arranged by a broker, and used the money to buy the iPad. Now, here's the red flag people, when you hear the word kidney surgery and a broker from the internet in the same sentence, don't do it. That's serious about Apple, and honestly, we just hope the kid is okay. Alright, let's get the winners of our power support HD antiglare shield contest giveaway. We ask you to tell us the colors of angry birds you saw hanging from my office, and the answer is red, yellow, black, and blue. We can get anything pass you guys, so congratulations to Gary Kuntz, Aldin Wong, Robby Renabas, Nancy Montoya, and Chris Novres. We'll be contacting you and remember you guys can go to their website for the discount with a code CNET15. Alright, that's gonna do for this week's show. Get ready for the WWDC announcements on Monday. Send us your emails and questions to the Apple Byte at CNET.com. I'm Brian Tong, and we'll see you next week for another byte of the Apple.