The developer event kicks off in San Francisco on June 10 and runs through June 14, taking place as usual at Moscone West. With more than 100 technical sessions presented by over 1,000 Apple employees, WWDC will offer third-party developers a way to get advice and guidance on the latest iOS and OS X technologies and user features. In the press release announcing the event, Apple said new versions of iOS and OS X will be seeded to attendees during the event.
WWDC is known for selling out quickly, especially in the last couple of years. In 2010, tickets were sold out in 8 days; in 2011, it took less than 10 hours; and last year, developers trying to buy a ticket 2 hours after the announcement were out of luck. This is probably the reason Apple chose a different approach this year: with separate announcements, Apple has given international developers time to set their alarms and prepare their credit cards to complete the purchase at 10 AM PDT through the Apple Online Store.
Tickets are on sale for $1599, and are limited to one ticket per person or five tickets per organization. App developers under 18 years old (13 – 17) can have their legal guardian purchase a WWDC ticket and approve their attendance at the conference.
We’ll update this post with more details when tickets will (eventually) be sold out.
Update: It appears tickets are already sold out after 2 minutes of availability. This is a new record for Apple, but, alas, several developers couldn’t get a ticket in that short period of time.