WWDC 2011 Pre-Keynote Roundup and Coverage Details

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    Line for WWDC 2011 keynote (via @reneritchie)
    With just under two and a half hours to go before Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage for his keynote address at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, it's time for us to set the stage with final details on the latest rumors and coverage information.

    Attendees have been securing their spots in line early to ensure that they will have seats in the main auditorium rather than being shunted to an overflow room to watch the keynote on video.

    Coverage

    As we noted over the weekend, MacRumors will be offering live text and photo updates from the keynote through MacRumorsLive.com. The main MacRumors.com page will automatically redirect to MacRumorsLive as we get closer to the event, so stay tuned here. We will also be providing Twitter updates through our @MacRumorsLive account.

    Apple has not yet offered any indication that it will provide live streaming video of the keynote.

    MacRumors forum members interested in a "spoiler-free" environment to wait for the full keynote video to become available are gathering in our dedicated thread. A direct link to the official keynote video will be posted there when it becomes available.

    Rumors

    While it appears extremely unlikely that Apple will introduce a new iPhone today, the company undoubtedly has a full agenda as it seeks to show off Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and its new iCloud service. Rumors have suggested that the iCloud service could utilize a revamped iOS-based Time Capsule to serve as the hub for data access and potentially for caching software updates for other machines and devices.

    One key part of the iCloud service that has been receiving significant media attention is a music streaming service to allow users to access their purchased music from a variety of Internet-connected devices. Apple is said to have paid the four major music labels up to $150 million for the right to offer the service, and with agreements reportedly also in place with the major music publishers, Apple appears nearly ready to go on that aspect of iCloud. The service has been said to come with a free trial period to be followed eventually by an annual fee in the range of $25.

    iOS 5 has been kept under wraps by Apple thus far, although we've seen indications of enhanced notifications and widgets as well as "deep" Twitter integration. Another development comes from a leak on Apple's iTunes update pages, which revealed a new "Automatic Download" feature that could allow users to have updated apps and perhaps other content appear on their iOS devices without the need manually sync each one. It is unclear, however, whether the feature is directly tied to iOS 5 or if it could be supported with an update to iOS 4 in the nearer term.

    Apple has also been working hard on Mac OS X Lion and a fair amount of information on the release has been made public through Apple's "sneak peek" offered last October and followed up with a series of developer preview builds pushed out beginning in February. Apple has said that Lion will make its debut this "summer", but we've been hearing variety of potential dates within that period for the launch, making it difficult to pin down how soon after WWDC we can expect it to ship.

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    ****in' awesome!

    Bring it on! :)
     
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    Bring on Steve!
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Can't wait!
     
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    Can't wait. I hope the new TC's are available tomorrow!
     
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    My Credit Card is.....
     
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    This is outrageous!

    Apple should be giving everyone free iPods for having to wait in such long lines. Come on, Apple! Don't you care about your customers or are you too busy lining your pockets. I'm done with this company!!!


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    What's the betting my wife goes into labour during the event? :D

    Only kidding, if it happens, baby comes first!
     
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    Apple will NOT be streaming the event. I had emailed Phil Schiller about something else (people under 18 attending) and he replied back with part of the message stating "You will be able to watch the keynote online when it is posted"
     
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    Me wanty Lion :D
     
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    Very cool. Thanks for the coverage. I just purchased a brand new iMac and it obviously won't come pre-loaded with Lion so I hope they offer some kind of discount or free upgrade if it's released in the next few weeks.
     
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    What I don't get is - why are those people already starting to line up the night before? They have tickets, so they know they get in?
     
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    Where's the countdown?

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    How bout some toggle sliders in the iOS settings to turn off twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media integration. Those of us who prefer not to waste our time with tweeting our likes, dislikes, and whereabouts, would like to have the option of not seeing it in our iOS menus, etc. Shouldn't be hard to do. I don't Flickr either, thank you.
     
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    Am I the only one looking at the iCloud rumors and thinking, "Meh, big deal"?
     
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    i don't know if that means it's won't be posted live. i hope it is live or else i won't get to see it before i have to go to work :(
     
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    i hopes it's much more. otherwise, i agree
     
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    Are they assigned seats? Maybe they want to be up front.
     
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    Aww. I was hoping to get an official Apple stream. As they film it anyway to go on product pages on their website. I hear Engadget are streaming it live anyway.
     
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    Not enough chairs for everyone in the main room. They'll make sure everyone there sees it, but that could mean watching it on a TV in another room. Some folks apparently don't think that's good enough!
     
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    Im surprised that iCloud.com is still redirecting to CloudMe.com

    I would have thought that they would have stopped the redirect by now, even by just redirecting to apple.com or something like that.

    What you guys think?
     
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    I will be heading into work and barricading myself in my office so I can watch the updates.

    My WWDC checklist includes...


    Make a Sandwich: 12:45
    Get a drink: 12:50
    Set up sandwich and drink in office: 12:52
    Make sure I am on MacRumors Live, 9to5 Mac and Engadget: 12:54
    Go to the bathroom, nothing worse then having to pee in the middle of the keynote: 12:55
    Sit down and wait for the coverage to start: 12:58

    Yep.. I am ready.
     

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