WWDC 2011: Apple Officially Announces iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud

Apple has deviated a bit from their usual WWDC traditions as 2011’s event saw no new hardware making it out. However there was no lack of enthusiasm at this year’s event either, as the company with head honcho Steve Jobs taking his position front and center have announced some pretty exciting services for Apple users.

They kicked things off with the latest version of Mac OS X called Lion that included a plethora of new features including Multi-Touch gestures, system-wide support for full screen apps, Mission Control, an innovative view of everything running on your Mac, the Mac App Store that’s built right into the OS.

Bring out the King in your computer

Bring out the King in your computer

 

Their next big announcement was for iPhone and iPad users i.e. iOS 5. iOS 5 brings a large number of relevant updates to the platform that should make the new-generation iPhones and iPads a whole lot more functional. A new notification option has been added as well as a thumb-friendly split screen keyboard for the iPads amongst others.

 

Lots of godies for the Apple's mobile devices

Lots of goodies for the Apple's mobile devices

 

Apple’s final announcement for the day was the introduction to their all new online storage system called iCloud that is essentially an upgraded version of MobileMe. It’s an online back-up system over Wi-Fi that can store all your data and some media for retrieval when necessary.

The cloud is the future

The cloud is the future

 

In case you missed it, you can get a quick glimpse of what went down at the Mascone Center, with our Live Coverage article here.

For a more detailed looked at the new announcements made click on the links below –
Mac OS X Lion
iOS 5
iCloud