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Last Minute Thoughts on iCloud, iOS 5 as Keynote Line Begins

A likely mockup of iOS 5 posted by TechCrunch

On the night before the 2011 WWDC Keynote, things have been relatively quiet. Those attending WWDC are naturally excited by the prospect of Apple's announcements and everyone is speculating about what Apple could announce. The first person got in line for the WWDC keynote at 1pm Sunday, while everyone else seems to be debating exactly how early to get in line. At present there seem to be about 30 people in line (photo) as of 11pm Pacific.

The image above is what we believe to simply be a mockup of what iOS 5's notifications may look like. It was posted by TechCrunch who later said that they've heard it's the "right idea".

DaringFireball's John Gruber has posted his thoughts about Monday's event but seems to know very little for certain. The most tantalizing quote he offers, but also one that he describes as fourth hand information is as follows:
Don’t think of iCloud as the new MobileMe; think of iCloud as the new iTunes.
Gruber describes the possibility where instead of taking an iOS device and syncing it to your computer, all the data is synced to iCloud. This would finally relinquish the need for a PC/Mac sync for new iOS devices. He goes on with other wishes for iOS but admits its not based on any inside knowledge.

Interestingly, we've heard that a few Apple employees have been genuinely excited about tomorrow's announcements. The keynote kicks off at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern on Monday and we'll provide live coverage here.




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102 months ago
Read what is actually there.

This image shows basically nothing.


Sure it does. They need to charge their phone soon.
Rating: 28 Votes
102 months ago

Apple better bring it or I'm done with em.


It's amazing how some seem to be so critical and threatening againt the company that totally changed everything in the last 5 years. :rolleyes:

Looking forward most to iOS 5... It should be like getting a new iPad and iPhone.
Rating: 16 Votes
102 months ago
They are in SF and they are in line for an event that they already have tickets for.

YOU ARE IN THE CITY BY THE BAY HAVE SOME DAMN REAL FUN!!! I would kill to be in SF for the night then go to WWDC in the morning.
Rating: 15 Votes
102 months ago
wireless syncing would certainly be a welcomed feature
Rating: 9 Votes
102 months ago

They are in SF and they are in line for an event that they already have tickets for.

YOU ARE IN THE CITY BY THE BAY HAVE SOME DAMN REAL FUN!!! I would kill to be in SF for the night then go to WWDC in the morning.


I know. Sad isn't it. Waiting in line on a cold Sunday night when they could be warming their cockles in any number of nearby bars, eateries, etc. I weep for today's youth.
Rating: 9 Votes
102 months ago

Dont think of iCloud as the new MobileMe; think of iCloud as the new iTunes.


Yes, replace iTunes, please!
Rating: 8 Votes
102 months ago

anybody else get the feeling that the openness about the whole "lion + icloud + ios5" stuff is just a distraction for "one more thing..."?


No.
Rating: 8 Votes
102 months ago
"Interestingly, we've heard that a few Apple employees have been genuinely excited about tomorrow's announcements"

I don't know, i've been in an Apple store were the employees will get excited, clap, jump up and down for no reason whatsoever.
Rating: 8 Votes
102 months ago
They should designate seats so there's no need for a line. The Apple population sure loves its lines.
Rating: 7 Votes
102 months ago

Sorry but why are people excited here?

If it was hardware I would be but I really don't see anything major in IOS 5. Twitter integration and wickets that all? :rolleyes:


People get excited for different things because people have different likes, personalities and wants. A strange concept that not everyone in the world is like you, I know, but that's how things are.
Rating: 6 Votes

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