Apple announced today that CEO Steve Jobs will again take to the stage June 6 to unveil its cloud-services offering, iCloud. Also on the agenda is a preview of iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion – the latest editions to Apple’s mobile and desktop software.
With iCloud Apple will look to top the cloud-based music and data services from Google and Amazon. Google recently launched its Music Beta service and Amazon has been pushing its Cloud Drive and Cloud Player.
With iCloud, Apple may build upon MobileMe, which offers cloud e-mail, contacts, photos and documents for a $99 per year subscription. Any upgrades are a critical move for Apple, as Google offers many of the same features for free.
With iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion Apple will look to continue its momentum against increasing pressure from mobile device rivals.