New York: Apple Inc’s iconic chief executive Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave since January this year, is expected to unveil the company’s online storage service iCloud Monday, says a media report.
Jobs may unveil iCloud at the company’s annual conference for software developers in San Francisco Monday The Wall Street Journal reported citing sources.
“Apple has reached deals with major recorded-music companies to help launch an online storage service...an offering called iCloud that chief executive Steve Jobs is expected to unveil Monday,” the report noted.
iCloud service is an online offering that would allow users to store digital files such as photos, music and videos in remote computer databases and access them from internet-connected devices.
According to the publication, Apple has signed deals with Warner Music Group Corp, Sony Corp’s Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Group.
The agreements will let Apple offer an easy way for consumers to create and listen online to their entire music collections, without the time-consuming work of manually transferring or uploading songs, the report said.
The company further said it will unveil iCloud as well as new versions of Apple’s mobile and Mac operating systems, it added.
Jobs’s appearance at the conference may help ease concerns about his health. Jobs, who was diagnosed with a rare type of pancreatic cancer in 2004 and had a liver transplant two years ago, went on his second medical leave in two years in January.