Apple’s 2011 Media Event, iPad 2, MobileMe, Cloud Storage And?

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In just a few hours we should finally know what Apple will unveil during their March 2, 2011 media event. However, the smart money will be on the iPad 2, MobileMe and Cloud Storage for iTunes, which is due for launch in the spring. We cannot be certain if all three will be unveiled or if there will be any other surprises. However, we also expect them to talk a little about Mac OS X Lion.

Normally at these Apple events it is Steve Jobs that starts off proceedings, but his ill health has put doubts on this – well he could make a brief appearance. If he were to show up, we bet he would get a louder cheer than usual?

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We already know all there is to know about the 2nd generation iPad, such as expected hardware upgrades, design and even the possibility of iOS 5 – the latter would certainly be a nice touch from Apple. However, it will be the new MobileMe that uses Cloud Storage that will be of interest to us.

There have been so many conflicting reports about this new feature; will it be using their new data center as well as your own storage at home? Hopefully those questions will be answered later. Users have had to pay for the MobileMe service in the past, but it is common knowledge that parts of this could soon become free.

Cloud will be a big deal this year and next, so surly Apple needs to get in on that action soon? They cannot be accused of sitting around though, as they are spending a huge amount of money on their new data center, and some of that is said to be for Cloud-based Storage.

What are your expectations for today’s Apple media event? Will we see the iPad 2, and more details on MobileMe and Cloud Storage?