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Apple's WWDC: iCloud, iOS 5, Lion, and more (roundup)

The new iCloud storage service headlines the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, which also delivers the lowdown on version 5 of iOS and the Lion version of Mac OS X.

The new iCloud storage service headlines the company's Worldwide Developers Conference, which also delivers the lowdown on version 5 of iOS and the Lion version of Mac OS X.

iOS 5 beta jailbroken in less than 24 hours

A group of hackers jailbreak the beta version of iOS 5 that Apple released to developers just yesterday. Apple plans to release a full version to customers this fall.
• A brief tour of iOS 5
• iOS 5 code points to two iPad 3 models
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn) June 7, 2011 2:28 PM PDT

Apple releases iTunes 10.3 with iCloud beta

While iCloud in its entirety will be available later this year, parts of it are being enabled, which include managing currently purchased items on multiple machines as well as previous purchases from the iTunes store.
(Posted in MacFixIt by Topher Kessler) June 7, 2011 8:10 AM PDT

Apple amps up 'Post-PC' chatter, actions

One of Apple's favorite themes is the "Post-PC era." Executives are amplifying this message with new cloud-centric software that intends to "demote" the Mac just another "device."
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers) June 6, 2011 11:11 PM PDT

Eyeing iTunes in the Cloud

Is Apple's decision to put iTunes in the cloud all it's cracked up to be? CNET Senior Editor Donald Bell runs through the 2011 WWDC music announcements and weighs the pros and cons.
• iCloud casts shadow over other cloud services
(Posted in iPhone Atlas by Donald Bell) June 6, 2011 4:05 PM PDT

Apple WWDC rumor scorecard: 2011 edition

WWDC 2011's keynote is in the can, and we know all the details on iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion. CNET takes a look at how the pre-show rumors panned out.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn) June 6, 2011 8:40 PM PDT

What iCloud means for wireless data service

Will the Apple iCloud service cost you more money on your wireless data plan?
• Verizon iPhone not yet ready for iCloud
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
June 6, 2011 5:11 p.m. PDT
Now playing: Watch this: Steve Jobs takes stage at WWDC

iCloud handles music, photos, more

CEO Steve Jobs unveils an online storage service designed to make it simple to wirelessly share music, e-mail, photos, calendars, and other data between handheld gadgets and desktop PCs.
• How Apple's event unfolded
• Music wars: Google vs. Amazon vs. Apple (chart)
• Photos: Apple unveils iCloud
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh)
June 6, 2011 11:36 AM PDT

MobileMe is dead. Long live iCloud

Apple's 3-year-old MobileMe service will be no more, and is being replaced by iCloud. CNET takes a look at some things that promise to make the system more of a necessity than its predecessor.
• iCloud casts shadow over other cloud services
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn) June 6, 2011 4:11 p.m. PDT

Apple takes baby steps with iOS 5

Developers will get their version of iOS 5 today, with customers receiving the update, sporting 200 new features, this fall.
• Tabs, Reading List land in mobile Safari
• Photos: A look at iOS 5
(Posted in iPhone Atlas by Kent German) June 6, 2011 10:54 AM PDT

First Take: Mac OS X Lion coming in July for $29.99

At the WWDC keynote presentation, Apple shows how OS X Lion will seamlessly work with other devices, giving users access to everything wherever they go.
• Leopard users must purchase Snow Leopard before Lion?
• Video: Apple introduces multitouch gestures in Lion OS
(Posted in Apple by Jason Parker)
June 6, 2011 10:40 AM PDT

Through cloud, Apple circles wagons on ecosystem: 10 proof points

Apple announces new features for OS X Lion and iOS 5 and pushed content to the cloud with iCloud. In doing so, it demonstrates how quickly the company is circling the wagons on its computing ecosystem, shutting out outsiders unless they play by strict rules--and nearly doing away with alternatives altogether.
(Posted in ZDNet's Between the Lines by Andrew Nusca)
June 6, 2011 2:26 p.m. PDT

WWDC: Apple Blows an Opportunity To Change the World

commentary Apple had the opportunity to move people into cloud computing in a big way. Instead, it thought small to preserve its profits. Think Different -- just not Too Different.
(Posted in BNet's Wired In by Erik Sherman)
June 6, 2011

Lion and iOS 5 and iCloud, oh my!

video roundup Apple CEO Steve Jobs uses the WWDC keynote stage to introduce the company's new iCloud storage service, the Lion version of Mac OS X, and version 5 of iOS. Here is a roundup of short video highlights we cut from the event.
June 6, 2011 3:18 p.m. PDT

Ultimate flattery: Apple's updates are out of Google's playbook

Nothing new to see here, folks. Apple's announcements from the WWDC keynote felt a lot like what Google and other start-ups have already been offering for some time now.
(Posted in ZDNet's Googling Google by Sam Diaz)
June 6, 2011 2:19 p.m. PDT

Apple's iCloud data centers: May the guessing game begin with HP

Apple's iCloud data centers--including a $500 million gem in Maiden, N.C.--remain a mystery, but on the surface it looks like the company chose one-vendor--Hewlett-Packard--for its servers and storage.
• WWDC 2011: A kitchen sink of Apple coverage
(Posted in ZDNet's Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
June 6, 2011 3:18 p.m. PDT

Apple's 'One More Thing' retrospective

photos As speculation starts to fly about an unannounced product at WWDC 2011, CNET takes a look back at surprise products that have been unveiled during Apple's "One More Thing" segment.
(Posted in Image Galleries by CNET staff)
June 6, 2011 11:53 a.m. PDT