iOS 5, iCloud, Mac OS X Lion at WWDC: Everything you need to know

We've rounded up all everything you need to know about iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion. Read on to have all your questions answered!

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It's been a busy day for Apple, packing loads of nifty new features into new software for just about every kind of Apple device going. iPhones, iPads, iPods, iMacs and MacBooks all have a host of new features in iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion, so we've rounded up all everything you need to know about the new software. Read on to have all your questions answered!

iOS 5

The Apple device in your pocket is getting a range of new features with iOS 5, the latest software for the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod touch. From wireless updates and syncing to new-look notifications and all-new iMessage, here's our complete guide to iOS 5. To make sure you can enjoy the iOS 5 goodness when it arrives this autumn, check whether your device will still work with iOS 5.

Not everybody will happy with iOS 5, we reckon. Apple has absorbed a few features offered by leading apps, so here's a look at the apps threatened by iOS 5. Take a look at our iOS 5 predictions to see which features Apple left out.

Meanwhile resourceful hackers have wasted no time in jailbreaking the new software in less than a day, the cheeky scamps.


Much of the talk before WWDC was about iCloud, Apple's rumoured online music service. But it turned out to be so much more than music, automatically bonding all your Apple devices, from iPhone to iPad to iMac. Here's our iCloud complete guide for all the details.

iCloud replaces the existing service MobileMe, so here's what's in store for MobileMe, including details on getting your money back.


iCloud brings new features to iTunes: iTunes in the Cloud syncs your music across every device, and iTunes Match does the same with music from outside the iTunes Store. Sadly though iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match don't appear to be coming to the UK any time soon.

Mac OS X Lion

Apple gave the most detailed look yet at its long-awaited new software for laptops and desktop computer. OS X Lion borrows plenty of features from iOS, including. Click here to see what new features in OS X Lion will be powering up your MacBook and iMac in July.

What's next?

OS X Lion arrives in July, available to download from the Mac App Store for a mere £21. iOS 5 and iCloud arrive together in Autumn, for free. It's still not clear when iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match will arrive in the UK, but we'll keep you posted.

So what didn't we get from WWDC? The iElephant in the room was the iPhone 5, as WWDC has traditionally been the launchpad for each new iPhone. But it surely isn't far away, probably arriving in September if not sooner.

Are you pleased with the bumper haul of Apple software, or has Apple missed something off your wish list? We've had plenty of questions and comments on our Facebook page and on our Twitter feed, so like facebook.com/cnetukofficial, follow twitter.com/cnetuk and keep it coming!