IT Support | Internet Abuzz With Rumors That Steve Jobs Will Save Internet
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs will address an annual conference on June 6 to unveil a service that lets users store content online and tout a new version of the software that runs the iPad and iPhone.
Jobs, in the midst of his third medical leave since 2004 as he battles a rare form of cancer, will deliver a keynote address at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the Cupertino, California-based company said in a statement. It will be Jobs’ second appearance this year, after the iPad debut in March.
Apple follows rivals Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. in creating services to make it easier for customers to store and access music and other content via the Internet. So-called cloud computing lets people keep their songs and other content on remote servers rather than a hard drive. Cloud options will help the iPhone compete with phones powered by Google’s Android software, said Mike Abramsky, an analyst with RBC Capital.
Save us Steve Jobs, you're our only hope.
As far as I can remember, this is the first time that Apple has announced a product in a press release before an actual event. Maybe to boost stock? Maybe to downplay the hype and assure folks there won't be a new iPhone as has been their custom? All I know is Steve is coming on a grand steed to save us from a dark, desolate, wired future.
I'm pretty excited to see what iOS 5 holds for iPhone users, and by association, iPad owners. I think the main reason I'm eagerly anticipating iOS 5 is for Apple to completely overhaul the native notification system. Have you even been buzzed several times by an app and have to dismiss 5 consecutive notification windows? It's hell on Earth. I'm positive nobody in the country has it worse than someone that has to dismiss a slew of Facebook notifications. Nobody.
But what about this iCloud business? The internet "blogosphere" at large assumes that iCloud could be a revamped model of their MobileMe services. For those not in the know, MobileMe is their emails, contacts, and calendar services. Sort of like Windows Live, but people actually use it. I had a Windows Live email for about 10 minutes until I snapped out that depressed, dreary state. I woke up in front of a Gmail window and never looked back.
Hopes for iCloud? Wireless syncing to your PC/Mac of your iPhone. Streaming music from your computer's library without having to upload music to any server. Essentially, the opposite of Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player.
Rest assured our good friend Steve Jobs will once again climb the mountain to save each of our souls. Thanks, Steve!