Tickets for WWDC 2013 Sell Out in Two Minutes

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    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.

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    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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    Wow!

    Next year 30 seconds?
     
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    cmChimera

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    Wow. Just wow.
     
  4. Aldaris, Apr 25, 2013
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    Wow-

    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)
    USA
    -Mountain West
    -South East
    -North East
    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?
     
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    can you re-sell these? Stub hub has a new section to add if so
     
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    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 :(
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    ...and we're done
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    I'd say one event a year no longer suffices.
     
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    Woah thats crazy, how much do they even cost?
     
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    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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    Unbelievable. At this rate I'll never get to attend one of these in person.:mad:
     
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    ...Holy crap
     
  13. pk7, Apr 25, 2013
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    Does it say how many tickets?

    Sounds like the need a couple of other similar events during the year without the keynote part.
     
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    Glad I decided yesterday to not go this year! I would have been incredibly upset if they sold out this quickly.
     
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    How many people attend this?
     
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    Holy ****. :eek:
     
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    Lol well ok then- guess il only be going next year
     
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    I got mine!! :D
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
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    Jesus...


    And they are $1,599.
     
  22. macrumors member

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    $1500 or $1599 not 100% sure
     
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    about 5,000
     
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    No. You can't resell them.

    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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    ABout 5000 attendees.
     

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