Tomorrow night there’ll be one of the 3 or 4 big Apple events this year, the WWDC Keynote in San Francisco. Here are my thoughts, this is what I expect:
Steve Jobs will be on stage. The already announced products simply sound too amazing not to be presented by the “iGod” (cough) himself
iOS 5 which was announced earlier by a press release (only the fact that it will come, not what it will bring). It will bring a new notification system, maybe with some sort of lockscreen overview or widget system (which is rumored by many “sources”) Also I think we’ll see a very tight integration of “CoreServices” (as I call them now) which could be used e.g. by Twitter to integrate their new photo service1 or dropbox etc.
iCloud could give us the current feature set of Mobile Me (for free) including a very small space to store files. Additionally, rumors grew loud2 over the last few days that Apple plans to do something with music and the internet. I hope we’ll see a service like spotify3 which essentially is great but unfortunately not available in my country (Germany. We got used to that phrase by using youtube -,-)
Not to forget Mac OS 10.7 Lion which will be a huge step in usability and freshness by taking the good parts from iOS into the Mac OS. As I looked into the betas, I’m really looking forward to it. I could imagine, though, that neither Lion nor iOS 5 will be available today as there are no iOS 5 betas around yet and the 10.7 beta 5 still seemed a little buggy (but hey, it’s a *beta’ ;))
Keep in mind, that these are only my expectations and/or wished so feel free to comment and share what you’ve got in mind for the WWCD Keynote 2011!