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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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$25 App Store gift card for WWDC Attendees. $1/year of #wwdc pic.twitter.com/qGbHrBLvzI - Harrison Weinerman (@HarrisonW1998) June 1, 2014
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Article Link: Apple Giving $25 App Store Gift Certificates to WWDC Attendees
 

Chaszmyr

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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.
 

ArtOfWarfare

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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.
 

Godzilla71

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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.

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. :)
 

theBostonian

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There's a 16-year-old attending WWDC? Shouldn't he be in school or something? :cool:

From his twitter:

WWDC 2014 Scholarship Recipient. iOS developer. Web designer. Video producer. Conservative political strategist.

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.
 

m4v3r1ck

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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.

I always like gestures, how large or small they seem te be.

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

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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.
 

Ayr

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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!
 

Elijen

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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.

$1599 for the tickets??? :eek: ... Come on it's like 3 iPhones value.
 

HRPufnstuf

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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.

Amazing. If they gave out iPads people like you would complain it didn't come with a case.
 

groovyd

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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.

as long as we have something to complain about we're all good...
 

clamnectar

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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:
 

haydn!

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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!
 

harrisonw1998

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There's a 16-year-old attending WWDC? Shouldn't he be in school or something? :cool:

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.
 

Rogifan

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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.

What other conference does Google host besides Google I/O?
 

harrisonw1998

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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.

I'm not an idiot and I'd like to think I'm not an "unpleasant individual". :)
 
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