Apple Giving $25 App Store Gift Certificates to WWDC Attendees

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    Apple's 2014 WWDC kicks off tomorrow with a Keynote at 10am Pacific. Today, attendees are registering for the conference and receiving their usual WWDC badges and WWDC jackets, but Apple also included a $25 App Store gift card.

    The gift card is in celebration of "25 years and coding", as noted by @HarrisonW1998:

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    Apple is offering a live video stream of the Keynote on Monday. We'll have live text and photo updates here on MacRumors, as well as live Twitter updates at MacRumorsLive.


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    I suppose it's a nice gesture, but basically just giving attendees $25 seems like not much of a gesture, since they paid vastly more than that ($1599) for the ticket.

    I guess maybe in many people's case their employer paid for the ticket, though.
     
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    Probably worth more than $25 to just hold onto that piece of Apple memorabilia for 25 years. I mean, Apple only made 6000 gift cards that look like that, right? Most of them will be redeemed and thrown in the trash? So give it 25 years and maybe it'll be worth $500 or something. Still won't cover the cost of the ticket to go to WWDC.
     
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    There's a 16-year-old attending WWDC? Shouldn't he be in school or something? :cool:
     
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    That will help to pay back the $1000+ they paid to get in :p
     
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    Those of us who didn't win the lottery got a rock. :p
     
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    And its so pointless. Every other major company (Google, Microsoft) simply has multiple developer conferences per year. It's past time for Apple to get on board so that more devs can attend.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing in regards to the price of the ticket. It's more symbolic though for the 25 years which is pretty cool I guess. :)
     
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    From his twitter:

    What does his age have to do with anything, in any case? If he's an idiot or otherwise unpleasant individual I'm not sure all the schooling in the world will help cure that.
     
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    I always like gestures, how large or small they seem te be.

    Ticket = $1,599 / a gesture is PRICELESS! :p
     
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    25?

    you are paying 1 thousand to get in and you are only getting a 25$ gift cert? they SHOULD be giving out freaking ipads or something substantial.
     
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    You might be a little let down after the leaks got your expectations so high..

    So here's a pair of rose tinted glasses, I mean, gift card.


    Lets hope that's not the case!
     
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    $1599 for the tickets??? :eek: ... Come on it's like 3 iPhones value.
     
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    Amazing. If they gave out iPads people like you would complain it didn't come with a case.
     
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    Meh, I got $30 in iTunes and App Store credit for $5 this weekend.
     
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    as long as we have something to complain about we're all good...
     
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    THERE'S A GIFT CARD? WOW, AMAZING NEWS PIECE! YOU TOTALLY SCOOPED CNN ON THIS BOMBSHELL OF A STORY!

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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    Those saying it's a small/pointless gesture based on the price of the ticket. It's like you think people are only going to WWDC to get the $25 gift card... they're paying for the hundreds of coding workshops to attend with priceless insight from the experts behind it all... it's basically a crash course in everything Apple OS.

    Courses and learning of this nature often cost three/four figure sums. Hell, my company spent £3k sending five of us on a 2 day introductory course into SharePoint (I know, I'm sorry too, trust me!) where we learnt more from five minutes on Google than we did the course!
     
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    Hahaha, exactly. Give participants an iPad? Sure, no, wait, they should get a fully loaded Mac Pro! And the event should be free! :D
     
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    I'm an iOS developer in high school, and I'm @harrisonw1998 who tweeted that above--I won a WWDC Student scholarship, and my school administration approved this as a fully excused absence from school, so don't hate! There are 200 student developers that won scholarships to WWDC this year.
     
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    What other conference does Google host besides Google I/O?
     
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    I'm not an idiot and I'd like to think I'm not an "unpleasant individual". :)
     

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