What Does Apple Have In Its Bag Of Tricks For WWDC 2011?

Apple's WWDC starts in just one week and Apple has already confirmed it will introduce its iCloud services, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, while news about the MacBook Air remains unconfirmed.

"At the keynote, Apple will unveil […]- Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5 […] and iCloud […]", the company informed.

Lion, the updated version of Snow Leopard will feature: Reading List, Mission Control, Finder and Mail improvements, Air Drop, iCal improvements and better support for Microsoft Office and will also vanquish MacDefender malware iterations. Lion will be installed and downloaded via the Mac App Store.

iOS 5 will bring improved notification systems, Nuance voice recognition technology and will improve location-based consumer reality services.

Apple could also introduce MacBook Air refresh at WWDC, but the company has not confirmed this just yet. Rumours suggest that Apple could use its own A5 processors in MacBooks in the future, but the company said that was just an "internal experiment."

The awaited iCloud will let users stream songs to their Apple device and the project seems more real than ever after Apple signed licensing deals with some of the major labels.

The next iPhone could have an 8MP camera, CDMA and GSM compatibility, but it may only be an upgraded version of the iPhone 4 with a new A5 processor, according to recent rumours.

Let’s see if these predictions come true.