Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is the hottest tech event on earth for developers and it shows. Today when tickets went on sale at 10:00 am they were all sold out by 10:02 am. Tickets cost $1,599 and were limited to one per person. In less than 2 minutes every WWDC ticket on sale was accounted for, making Apple a clean $8 million.
According to Techcrunch, “Apple’s tickets sold out 95 percent faster than Google’s tickets for its own annual I/O developer conference, which is taking place May 15 – 17 this year, and which took 49 minutes to sell out.”
The exciting news about this years WWDC event is that Apple is live video streaming the conference. Registered Apple developers can tune in and enjoy watching the keynote speakers and developer workshops that give an in-depth look at the latest in iOS and OS X. There will be more than 100 sessions led by Apple software and hardware engineers, where developers can get help from Apple experts through a hands-on lab experience.
As an iPhone app developer and Apple enthusiast its disappointing to have missed out on grabbing a ticket to this coveted event. But rest assured, Los Angeles iPad app developer community will be tuning in with me to the live broadcasts in June as well.