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Developer demand for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference always exceeds ticket supply, so Apple holds a lottery to determine which developers will win the chance to go to the conference. This year, Apple accepted lottery entries from April 14 until today, April 17, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Now that the lottery has ended, Apple has begun sending out emails to developers who were selected and has charged their credit cards the $1,599 ticket price. Developers who won are currently sharing their good fortune on Twitter after receiving order confirmations.

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I GOT A GOLDEN TICKET! #wwdc https://t.co/nv8J4IqHvX - Julie Johnston (@Julia_JJ) April 17, 2015
This year's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 8 and will run through June 12 at Moscone West in San Francisco. More than 1,500 Apple engineers will be on hand to host over 100 technical sessions and hands-on labs. The event is also likely to include a keynote to unveil new products, and it will include the annual Apple Design Awards.

At WWDC this year, Apple is expected to unveil the newest versions of iOS and OS X -- iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. There have also been rumors suggesting the event could be used to unveil a new television service, a revamped Apple TV set-top box, and a rebranded Beats music service.

Developers who are unable to attend or who do not win the ticket lottery will be able to watch several live streams of WWDC sessions that will cover a wide range of topics from the iPad and iPhone to the Apple Watch and MacBook, along with other Apple products and services.

Article Link: WWDC 2015 Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmation Emails
 

dancerdude17

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Not to derail, but I really hope iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 are stability updates. I used to expect the releases to be stable by the time wwdc came around, but it's not looking too great right now.
 
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D.T.

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I can't find the post/thread, but hasn't it been determined that in addition to the keynote being broadcast, [some] sessions will be too?
 
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Jeremy1026

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I hope no emails get sent out as well, so that I have full confirmation one way or the other.
 
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Reason077

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Please Developers, please don't sell your ticket(s) on eBay.

Pretty sure you can't do that anyway. You're required to sign on with your Apple ID at the time of purchase, and the ticket is tied to that name.
 
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bushido

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damn. all i ever win through emails is 1 billion dollar from ramajandra in India or viagra pills :(
 
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mmendoza27

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Got my email as well and my heart dropped. This will be my second year in a row attending WWDC! Last year, I had a blast.
 
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bbeagle

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I am taking a sick day-off on the day of the event

WWDC is a 5 day event

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damn $1600 :eek:

Does that even guarantee a seat for Cook's keynote?

Actually it doesn't. Only about 75% of the attendees can fit in the main room. The rest watch it in a separate room.

But the main reason for the event is NOT the keynote - it's a 5 day developers conference 9-5.

You can't possibly attend it all. There are around 8-12 events going on at the same time all day Monday through Friday. And a free party on Thursday night with a big name band, free drinks and food. Plus free lunches and food throughout, free apple merchandise, and one on one with apple engineers to help developers code their apps. The money is well worth it.
 
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