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4 Big Stories About Apple Computer in One Day

Did you know the Apple store may be the most photographed landmark in NYC?

  • Story #1 - Steve Jobs returns from Medical Leave next Monday - it may be just for the day, but the Apple CEO is going to deliver the keynote address at Apple's Developer Conference.

  • Story #2 - Apple has a new operating system called Lion to be introduced by Jobs.

  • Story #3 - iCloud will also debut on Monday, but little is known about this new service.

  • Story #4 - The Apple Store on 5th Avenue may be the "most-photographed" landmark in New York City

As reported on TheBlaze in early March, Steve Jobs returned from medical leave to announce the release of the iPad2. Since that day, we haven't seen much of the ailing Apple CEO. But then, yesterday morning brought the news about Steve Jobs. The following was  released from Apple's corporate press department:

CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software - Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

Word of Steve Jobs giving the keynote speech is also credited with a spike in Apple's stock on Tuesday. Shares of the computer/entertainment company jumped more than 3% and closed over $347.00.

ZDnet.com also wondered what other news might be released at the big event on Monday:

Apple did not confirm, however, whether or not we’ll be seeing a new iPhone model unveiled at the event. That will likely not happen until at least this fall when Apple typically unveils new iPods in time for the back-to-school season.

And then there is the growing celebrity status of the flagship Apple Store on 5th Avenue:

Tech News Daily calls the large glass cube "NYC's most-photographed attraction:"

Researcher Eric Fischer mapped and analyzed millions of photos on flicker that were taken throughout the city and looked at their geo-tagged information -- such as time and date they were shot --to determine patterns of interest.

Although the sleek glass exterior of the Fifth Avenue Apple store gets the most pictures, Rockefeller Center (no. 2), Columbus Circle (no. 3) and Times Square (no. 4) were also on the list.

Fischer also looked at popular Apple stores in various other cities, such as Chicago, but the retailer didn't rank as high up on the photo attraction list as its New York flagship location.

You can see why people might be enticed to shoot a few photos of this interesting building:

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