Apple invites Australian journalists to WWDC 2011

Something big is apparently going to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on June 6 in San Francisco. Earlier this week, it was revealed that UK journalists had been invited to attend the WWDC 2011 keynote address. Now the Australia-based web site iTechreport.com.au reports that at least one Australian-based journalist has revealed via his Twitter page that he too has been invited to attend the conference (his Twitter message announcing that move has since been deleted).

As has been reported previously, invites to Apple events to the press are usually just for North American journalists unless something major is planned to be announced by Apple. Speculation has already centered on a possible reveal of the next version of the iPhone which most analysts had already pushed back into September.

However, there are other things that Apple could have up its sleeve instead of a new iPhone reveal. One might be the launch of Apple's cloud streaming service for its iTunes music store. Apple has reportedly been making deals with music publishers and labels so that it can have the rights to provide streaming music via iTunes instead of users having to download music files to a PC or iPhone/iPad device.

Another, and admittedly highly speculative, rumor that's been roaming for some time is that Apple might be ready to get more into the gaming business via some kind of device. The WWDC conference is occurring in the same week as E3 2011 and some believe Apple might make some kind of game-related announcement to counter the reveals from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

 

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