WWDC 2016 Lottery Ends, Apple Starts Charging Developers Who Won Tickets

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    The ticket lottery for Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference ended this morning at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, and it appears that some developers who have won tickets are seeing charges on their credit cards. Several MacRumors readers have had their cards charged, and there are reports of charges on Twitter.

    Apple has said developers who win the ticket lottery will be notified by Monday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PDT, so some confirmation emails may not be sent until that time.

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    Apple's ticket lottery started on Monday, April 18, giving all developers a chance to enter to win an opportunity to purchase a ticket for $1,599. For the last several years, Apple has distributed tickets via a lottery system as interest in the Worldwide Developers Conference far exceeds capacity.

    350 WWDC scholarships are being provided to students and members of participating STEM organizations, and in 2016, Apple is also offering 125 scholarships to aspiring developers with financial limitations.

    The 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference will take place on June 13 to 17 at Moscone West, but the keynote event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a venue able to accommodate more guests. Apple is expected to announce new versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS at the keynote.

    Throughout the rest of the week, developers will be able to interface with more than 1,500 Apple engineers and attend more than 100 technical sessions and hands-on labs. Developers who do not win a ticket will be able to watch live streams of WWDC sessions that will cover a range of topics from the iPhone and iPad to the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

    (Thanks, Filipe and Leigh!)

    Article Link: WWDC 2016 Lottery Ends, Apple Starts Charging Developers Who Won Tickets
     
  2. CFreymarc Suspended

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    And the waiting game continues into the weekend.
     
  3. uid15 Suspended

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    They forgot the "**Complimentary iPad Pro can be claimed in the foyer, after the day #1 KeyNote" in the copy :D
     
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    Better be for that price tag.
     
  7. Porco, Apr 22, 2016
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    The difference between storybook childhood innocence and the cold, hard reality of adulthood;

    Then:
    'Charlie, you won!
    What? What did I win Mr. Wonka?
    Well I'm getting too old, so I'm giving you the chocolate factory!'

    Now:
    'Congratulations, you won!
    What? What did I win Apple?
    You won the right to pay us $1599.00 to come and learn how to make better apps that will make us lots more money on our app stores!'
     
  8. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, now you have to fight against the other competitors in the trivia game, "Which is thinner?"
     
  9. One Bad Duck macrumors member

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    Take a brick out of the wall of the auditorium, when you go, its the last there will be in that place. next stop space!(-ship campus)
     
  10. dumastudetto macrumors 68030

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    Congratulations to all the lottery winners. I hope you take full advantage of all the incredible opportunities and experiences that are unique to WWDC.
     
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    Why is it so expensive?
    (I understand its a week full of useful things for devs)
     
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    I'll take this one.
    Surely because it's expensive to put on.
     
  13. ziggie216 macrumors 6502

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    Never been to Apple's but been to other companies. The place isn't cheap to rent and just to run the whole show is crazy. There is a lot going on behind the scene. As for customers, there are session and guest speakers https://developer.apple.com/wwdc/schedule/
     
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    Going back for my 2nd WWDC!

    You just answered your own question.
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    You get a jacket, no hardware.
     
  15. Jakeoster macrumors regular

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    Has there been another developer conference that required a lottery for tickets?

    Apple. Dying. Doomed and such
     
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    Got mine. Now I just need to find a hotel... Easier said then done. Especially on a budget.
     
  18. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Careful to not get a hostel. I'm staying at the Hotel Aida Plaza (http://www.aidaplazahotel.com) for $125 night for a Double Bed, private bathroom, .3 mile from Moscone, .4 from the Keynote/Bash.
     
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    Congrats.
    Would like to hear your impressions of the event.
     
  20. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    Plus flights for non-locals, plus hotel, plus food.
     
  21. chrismail627 macrumors regular

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    Wish I could have gone...studying software engineering in college right now. $1599 is just too much for a college student like me. :(

    ...and no, I have no chance of qualifying for the scholarship.
     
  22. Zia_001 macrumors newbie

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    Stay in Oakland and Uber back and forth. You can also stay in South SF or Daly City.
     
  23. robjulo macrumors 65816

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    In short.....greed.

     
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    I only see "travel assistance to up to 125 scholarship recipients", is there a separate option for those that need assistance that don't receive a scholarship? If so, please provide a link...

    Gary
     
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    Apparently. Yours cost ca. USD $29 less than mine :)
     

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