Apple announced its new iCloud music service today. We turn to a report from no less an industry authority than Rolling Stone:
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs’ announcement today at the Worldwide Developers Conference that Apple’s new iCloud service will allow music fans to copy their entire digital collections into a locker-style server accessible via 10 devices – including iPhones, iPads and computers – may not save the ravaged record industry, but it could provide a crucial new revenue stream while allowing consumers to easily consolidate their music libraries in the cloud.
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I thought the WWDC had something to do with professional wrestling, but apparently it’s actually the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. What is that? Here’s what Apple says:
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference showcases the latest innovations and the newest technologies in iOS and Mac OS X. Over 1,000 Apple engineers guide you through five exciting days of in-depth technical sessions and hands-on labs that demonstrate how to harness the incredible power of the world’s most advanced operating systems into your apps
The big news is expected to be the keynote by Steve Jobs, taking a break from his medical leave to unveil iCloud, a new service for storing your data online. Here’s an explanation of iCloud from ABC News’ Daniel Seberg:
JustinTV is doing a live webcast of sorts, discussing the event without actually being there, since Apple has banned live streaming from the floor. Here’s a list of more sites that are live tweeting. Many are posting screen shots from the presentation, if you need some visuals to go along with the frenzied descriptions.
- Gizmodo (curation of other live blogs)
- Mac Rumors
- ars Technica
- Business Insider
- This is My Next
- Tech Chronicles
- Telegraph UK