|Apr 25, 2013, 12:03 PM||#1|
Tickets for WWDC 2013 Sell Out in Two Minutes
After going on sale at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, tickets for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco have already sold out in two minutes.
WWDC has sold out increasingly quickly in recent years, and this year in particular saw a massive rush of developers ready to purchase at the launch time due to Apple having announced the on-sale time a day in advance. Previously, Apple had begun sales at the moment it announced details on the annual conference, but with last year's tickets selling out in under two hours, some developers found themselves out of luck before they had even woken up for the day.
WWDC 2011 sold out in under 12 hours, while the 2010 edition took eight days. This marks the sixth straight year that WWDC has sold out, a streak that began in 2008.
With the increasingly quick ticket sellouts, there have been calls to increase the size of WWDC. Apple would, however, be hard pressed to do so given that a major focus of the conference is on assisting developers with their apps and Apple needs to have enough engineers on hand to provide that hands-on help.
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|Apr 25, 2013, 12:05 PM||#4|
Either multiple venues are needed or more staff.
Edit: (Credit can go to anyone who happens to mention this. Like @Andy-V and @Kissaragi)
By "venue" Apple really should do regional tours to help app developers in certain areas where there is demand, clearly being sold out in two minutes there is clearly a market.
1. WWDC (Main conference and press coverage and product software/hardware releases)
Europe, and Asia regions as well, and maybe an Australian tour event as well.
Didn't Apple do a simliar 'developer tour' in the past?
Last edited by Aldaris; Apr 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM. Reason: Adding thoughts
|Apr 25, 2013, 12:05 PM||#6|
I was debating to see whether it would make sense financially for me to go and decided to give it a shot....and failed, I logged in at 1pm EST....looks like i should have pre logged in because typing my email/password took too long
|Apr 25, 2013, 12:06 PM||#10|
How many tickets were they selling?
Reminds me of how tickets for the Paul McCartney concert sold out in Seattle here recently in like 5 minutes...
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|Apr 25, 2013, 12:06 PM||#11|
Unbelievable. At this rate I'll never get to attend one of these in person.
|Apr 25, 2013, 12:06 PM||#13|
Possibly even sooner. 1 minute, 8 seconds.
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|Apr 25, 2013, 12:08 PM||#20|
And their server handled it. People can say Apple knows nothing of "cloud" and servers but they can handle this type of load much better than Google ever has with Google I/O.
|Apr 25, 2013, 12:08 PM||#23|
I am an Apple Lover & I require cookies.
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|Apr 25, 2013, 12:08 PM||#24|
Apple ties the tickets to a Developer account. You can switch tickets between developers on your team, but that's it. (All developers on your team must have been developers as of yesterday, April 24. So you can't 'find' someone on Stub Hub, add them as a developer to your 'team', and give them a ticket).
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