Apple's WWDC 2019 Ticket Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmation Emails

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  1. trsblader macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2011
    It's always been 30% for in-app purchases. Recently for subscriptions it drops to 15% after the first year.
  2. Jandalf macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    1600 bucks is a lot of money to see a chimp’s brain explode...
  3. omihek macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Last you heard? Check Apple's developer policy which has been available online since before the App Store launched. It's still 30%, just like it always has been. And yes, the government does take their chunk. It's called taxes, which has also been a thing since pretty much the beginning of the world. None of these facts should be "mind boggling" at this point.
  4. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    The Flat Earth.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 21, 2019 ---
    It has been 30% since day one. And since when are taxes Apple's fault?
  5. DaveRivera, Mar 21, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2019

    DaveRivera macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2009
    New England
    When was the last time you looked at the Microsoft Build conference? $2395.00 this year, for three days.

    And besides, it's not the consumers that buy the tickets and go, its the developers for the most part. Makes business sense for businesses in the MacOS developer world.
  6. SmileyDude macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2002
    $1600 is a *bargain* for developers to get into the 1:1 labs alone. I’ve been to some of the Tech Talks over the years, which are sorta like mini WWDCs. I was actually able to ask questions about APIs that I was struggling with at the time and get a response right away. Way better than posting a question to their dev forums or opening a support ticket.

    When you are paying devs $100+/hour, you can easily make up the costs of sending them to WWDC.
  7. coolfactor macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    Since when does Apple take 50% of an app's revenue? It's a 30/70 split.
  8. lunarworks macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    All you need for that is an emoji-related article here, and that's free.
  9. SBlue1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    I saw a few of your posts over the last months and always thought what an uninformed grumpy old man you must be. Maybe even an Apple hater. But now seeing you write "Apple consumers" when it is obviously for developers I figured out you are just trolling. You know it's not consumers but developers but you are *** off counting your likes and the replies. So I took a quick look and hey there is an ignore list on MacRumors! LOL
  10. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    £1200 (or 1199) was how much my card was charged
  11. Bin Cook macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2018
    Even better value in old money! Hope you get your money's worth (and then some).
  12. PickUrPoison macrumors 68040

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    As has been pointed out, it’s 30% then 15% for subscriptions after a year. And 70% of something is better than 100% of nothing. In the “old days” of shrink-wrapped software, you’d be lucky to get 40% from a distributor.

    Of course those who want to “go it alone” and sell on their website instead of through in-app purchases are free to do so, and Apple’s cut if that revenue is exactly zero. Netflix pays $99 a year so their customers can download the Netflix app 5 billion times a year. Some of Apple’s 30% cut goes to pay for that.
  13. bbodine macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2009
    You mean like pretty much every IT related conference? Microsoft Ignite, VMworld, Pure Accelerate, Dell Technologies World. Some of these are far more expensive.
  14. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    lol - Only in America can one be put in a "lottery" to have the chance at giving Apple $1500.

  15. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Reading the thread where all that has been addressed a number of times can be of assistance.
  16. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
    Cheers :)

    When I saw you wrote £1600 I had to go check again haha.

    I’m looking forward to the technical sessions.. but I am an engineer
  17. Olga.vogue macrumors newbie


    Mar 23, 2019
    Toronto, Canada/Paris, France
    Whoever is not interested simply doesn't have to apply instead of complaining about the cost. Attending is not a necessity. Would you walk in a Ferrari dealership and complain Toyota costs so much less?
  18. MacUserT macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2014
    Either you're a Microsoft Developer or not a developer at all. If you ever tried to follow a "real training course", you will find out that for 3 times the money you'll be introduced to the basics of developing apps and mostly only for iOS. I'm this year the lucky guy and happily will pay the money to ask questions in the labs that I con't get answers on in "real courses" and StackOverflow.

    By the way, other conferences cost the same or more. What's your issue?
  19. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Based on some posts it seems like something like that would indeed be the case.
  20. Williesleg macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2014
    NY, NY
    Interesting in that all my updates for the past few years only contain "bug fixes" and "performance improvements"

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