Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was opened in San Francisco on June 6, 2011 Washington.
5,200 tickets were sold out within two hours by Apple fans from around the world.
On the WWDC, Steve Jobs, the Apple CEO, unveiled Apple's new generation of computer operating systems Lion, a new generation of mobile systems iOS 5 and iCloud cloud service at the conference.
Additionally, the widely rumored iPhone 4s or iPhone 5 did not show up. Indeed, the WWDC did not release any new hardware.
Jobs said Apple will launch a free cloud service -- iCloud. Through the wireless network, users can store a variety of clouds, including music, applications, ebooks, photos, contacts, calendar, data, mail and other data, can upload and download automatically.
At the same time, you can also share these with your family members and friends. iCloud Apple support different content exchange between Apple devices.
iCloud also has a wireless backup. iWork document support the feature back, and allow users to edit the document anytime, anywhere and do the cloud storage. This will allow users to edit the document file out of the previous approach.
What’s more important, iCloud is completely free and the registered users have logged 5G space.
Jobs said: "If the hardware is the brain and the bones of our products, then the software is the soul." This time, Apple introduced a new feature called iTunes Match.
Jobs said that users can buy and download legitimate music automatically between different devices through the all-new music sync service; and iTunes Match can compare the songs in the users’ music library and the Apple service data, and the matched music need not to be upload, and can provide high-quality iPad music downloads.
However, this new feature is not free; Apple will charge $ 24.99 per year for service.
At the same time, Jobs also showed off the next generation of Mac OS Lion (Lion) and the latest mobile systems iOS 5.
For most people, iOS 5 is still a few months away. It's likely that it won't launch until September, when Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5, but iOS developers get to try the version 5 beta now, and we just loaded it on our own iPhone 4.
It doesn’t matter; the statistics tell us who the winner in the market is. For example, more than 100 million iOS devices has been sold and the iOS has taken up 44% markets, and has become the biggest mobile operating system.
25 million iPad has been sold since its release during 14 months. i.e., there was one iPad sold each second.
15 billion songs have been sold in the music store, which make it become the biggest music distributor all over the world.
iBookstore has sold 130 million ipad ebooks.
The download in App Store have surpassed 14 billion times.
Though many persons spoke the purpose of the new software highly, this will surely promote the sales of all Apple products. Someone said that while iOS 5 is quite a force, more are looking forward to iPhone 5 to the market soon.
It is disappointing that Jobs and other Apple executives have only emphasizes software, not mention of the iPhone.
The market had responded rapidly, on the date of closing, Apple closed at $ 338.04 per share, down $ 5.40 compared with the previous day, a decrease of 1.6%.
This is the Apple's biggest single-day decline in stock prices. Meanwhile, some experts claimed that the 5G of storage space of iCloud is not big enough. Though iCloud services will help the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Computer have an absolute advantage in the sales competition. Surely, the new software will make the Apple more amazing in the future!