Hot off the heels of their previous Lion report, TechCrunch is reporting that Apple may not be introducing the next version of iOS at a special media event as they have the last several years, but may instead introduce the new version at this year’s WWDC, and a fall release thereafter. Here’s an excerpt: Many […]
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Report Claims iOS 5 to Be Introduced at WWDC 2011, Released Later that Year

Screen shot 2010-12-13 at 9.35.54 PM.pngHot off the heels of their previous Lion report, TechCrunch is reporting that Apple may not be introducing the next version of iOS at a special media event as they have the last several years, but may instead introduce the new version at this year’s WWDC, and a fall release thereafter.
Here’s an excerpt:

Many people (including myself) were a bit disappointed that Apple didn’t devote any time during the iPad 2 unveiling to talking about iOS 5, the next major revamp of the software. But there may be a very good reason for that: it’s not coming anytime soon. In fact, the plan right now is to wait to launch iOS 5 until the fall, we’ve heard from two solid sources.

This report directly contradicts another we heard earlier this month, which claimed that Apple would be holding their usual iOS preview event sometime next month. At any rate, this report claims that “iOS 5” as they call it, will be a major new release, with emphasis on cloud-based hosting of user content such as music, movies, etc.

That begs the question as to wether hardware announcements will be made, or if they too will be delayed. It also throws the whole situation up in the air. Will Apple hold an iOS preview event this year as they’ve done every year since 2008, or will the announcement be at WWDC with a later-than-usual release? Who knows at this point.

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