Apple has made a rare pre-announcement confirming the new software – and speaker – at next week's annual developer conference. Will the iPhone 5 be there too?

This article titled “Steve Jobs to unveil ‘iCloud', Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5 at WWDC” was written by Jemima Kiss and Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 31st May 2011 14.59 UTC

Steve Jobs is to take to the stage at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week to launch the next generation of Apple's mobile software, iOS 5, the company has confirmed.

The appearance will only be Jobs's second public one this year. In January, he announced that he was taking medical leave from the company for unspecified reasons – though they are believed to be complications arising from his surgery in 2004 to remove a neuroendocrine tumour from his pancreas.

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