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Apple today notified registered developers that session videos from Apple's 2009 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) are now available for purchase and download. Individual iPhone and Mac packages are available for $299 each, with a combined package of all videos priced at $499. The packages offer videos of the presentations and Q&A portions of each session, along with corresponding slides and sample code.

Because the material covered in the presentations is subject to Apple's non-disclosure agreements, purchasers are required to be either registered iPhone developers or members of Apple's free ADC Online program at a minimum. ADC Premier and conference attendees can access the videos free of charge.

Apple also warns that customers will need approximately 17 GB of free disk space for the iPhone videos and 13 GB for the Mac videos.

Article Link: WWDC 2009 Session Videos Now Available for Purchase
 

michaelshen

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Is there any chance that we could get it in a cheaper price? or even free?

Good stuff, but really too costly!:(
 
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WildCowboy

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These sessions used to be free. Now Apple is charging an outrageous price for them.

Not gonna happen.

Last year, there were three tracks: iPhone, Mac, and IT. The videos were priced at $499 each or $999 for all three. So this is an improvement. :)

I know they've charged since at least 2007, but I think before then the free ones were just available to ADC Select and Premier members, not just anybody willing to sign up for a free ADC Online account. I could be wrong about that though.
 
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admanimal

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Because I want my iPhone filled with WWDC videos.

By "iPhone videos" he was referring to the subject matter of the videos (iPhone development) rather than the format of the videos.

Has anyone seen/purchased these videos this year or in the past? I am wondering if there is really any novel information or insight in them or if its just standard info you can get elsewhere.
 
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Peace

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Last year, there were three tracks: iPhone, Mac, and IT. The videos were priced at $499 each or $999 for all three. So this is an improvement. :)

I know they've charged since at least 2007, but I think before then the free ones were just available to ADC Select and Premier members, not just anybody willing to sign up for a free ADC Online account. I could be wrong about that though.

You're correct. I was looking back to 2007. Didn't buy any of them since I used to get them for free.
 
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spillproof

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I don't think they mean iPhone versions, but the iPhone session videos... Whether you do/don't want to put them on your iPhone is up to you though :)

That's what I was thinking. Why would the iPhone version take up more space? Unless its a ploy to make you buy the 32 GB model 0_o
 
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TwoBytes

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I bet apple is wishing that DRM free policy was a little more revised ;)
 
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Malfoy

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is there any reason its so much money?

because those of us who paid the $1300 to attend would be quite upset if people just got the same thing for free for waiting 2 months?

Has anyone seen/purchased these videos this year or in the past? I am wondering if there is really any novel information or insight in them or if its just standard info you can get elsewhere.


I haven't watched the videos of the sessions I didn't attend but most of what I saw was pretty useful stuff depending on your programming level. I'm not an expert so there were a few sessions dealing with advance UIView things were a bit over my head but Im glad I have the videos and slides so I can review them later
 
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GoodWatch

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because those of us who paid the $1300 to attend would be quite upset if people just got the same thing for free for waiting 2 months?


Really? So the 510 Euro ticket for a prime seat at a Formula One race will be translated into a 100 Euro DVD? I don't think so....... You can even watch it for free on television and I never heard those who attended said Formula One race complain about that.
 
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Malfoy

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Really? So the 510 Euro ticket for a prime seat at a Formula One race will be translated into a 100 Euro DVD? I don't think so....... You can even watch it for free on television and I never heard those who attended said Formula One race complain about that.

Not the best comparison but okay. The people who goto an F1 event know it's going to be televised and they don't care, they are going to see F1 live.

And this is me speaking of myself alone, I heard last year(from people on the forums) it took 4 or 5 months to get the WWDC videos out and they cost a large amount. I was willing to pay the 'premium' over the price of the videos to be a part of the event and get the videos. I assume there were some others in the same boat as me but probably not all. Had someone told me up front, the videos would be on sale for $20 60 days after the event. Would I have gone? who knows, probably cause I'm one of those guys. But there were a lot of people there who were sent by their employers because that was the one place to get a lot of knowledge and had they been presented with the $20 option B vs the thousands it cost them fly/hotel/attend they might have opted for said option b.

There was even talk at the conference that those who attended the conference might have to pay and a bunch of us were pissed at the idea we'd have to pay for the same thing twice.

Maybe its more a transparency issue than anything else. Based on last year, we knew it would be long and relativelly expensive wait for the video so we felt we were getting a 'deal' and had someone said up front to wait 60 days and get the exact thing for $20, then we could have made an informed decision based on that, but if they had pulled that now, yea, would have seemed a bit insincere.

So to end this, yea, F1, horrible example :p
 
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frankholdem

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WWDC videos won't play on apple tv

I just purchased the WWDC 2009 videos and they won't play on apple TV. Has anyone else encountered this? When in itunes, I right click and i see an option to convert the video for apple TV but when I try that option it tells me that the video is already in apple tv format.

I would think that apple would release these videos already setup to play on AppleTV.
 
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zw-gator

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Who cares? You didn’t have to go. The event was sold out, so if you didn’t go, there would have been someone else willing to buy your ticket. Everyone knew these videos would be for sale after the event. You could have saved a ton of money and waited.

I agree with the price they are charging though. I just opened the PDF with all the videos Mac sessions…there’s a list 8 pages long! The people who buy this will probably end up expensing it to their company anyway, so it’s not like it’s coming out of their personal pocket at the end of the day.
 
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Peaceful

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I just purchased the WWDC 2009 videos and they won't play on apple TV. Has anyone else encountered this? When in itunes, I right click and i see an option to convert the video for apple TV but when I try that option it tells me that the video is already in apple tv format.

I would think that apple would release these videos already setup to play on AppleTV.

Just a stab in the dark, but have you applied all your AppleTV updates? I can't think of any other logical explanation other than that off the top of my head.
 
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Slipg

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Just a stab in the dark, but have you applied all your AppleTV updates? I can't think of any other logical explanation other than that off the top of my head.

They won't play in the Apple TV for me. And, they are synced to the Apple TV. It is a DRM issue, which is an extremely ****ed up commentary on that company.
 
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bjm103

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They won't play in the Apple TV for me. And, they are synced to the Apple TV. It is a DRM issue, which is an extremely ****ed up commentary on that company.

I was able to get the WWDC videos to play on my Apple TV by converting the .m4v files to .mp4 using VisualHub. Doesn't look like a DRM issue after all.
 
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