Apple has confirmed that Steve Jobs will climb onto the WWDC stage to introduce the new iOS 5 and iCloud but no mention has been made about the iPhone 5.
"Apple CEO Steve Jobs will open the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6th at 10:00am when he will announce, Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple's advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch; and iCloud, Apple's upcoming cloud services offering", Apple officially stated.
The tech giant could delay the launch of the iPhone 5 till September, so as to catch the Christmas rush, some analysts suggest.
Apple has already signed agreements with Universal, Sony and EMI for the release of iCloud, the music streaming service. iCloud will be offered free of charge for iTunes customers for a certain period and then the service will have a $25 annual fee, sources revealed.
Steve Jobs’ appearance at WWDC will be a special event since Apple’s CEO has been battling cancer for a long time. Due to his illness, he has made only two public appearances this year: during the iPad 2’s launch in March and at the presidential dinner with Barack Obama.