Today, Apple announced their annual World Wide Developers Conference for 2012 at the Moscone Convention Center. But within 2 hours, the $1599 tickets are already sold out. In comparison, this was quick compared to half a day in 2011, and a week in 2010. Apple Developers are only allowed to attend WWDC, and must be 13 years of age or older. Developers may only buy one ticket, and a company may only have 5 tickets.
This year, Apple has banned reselling tickets. Apple stated on their website that WWDC tickets (including activation codes) are non-transferable and may not be sold, resold, or auctioned in any way.
According to an Apple press release, activities at Apple’s WWDC 2012 are:
- more than 100 technical sessions presented by Apple engineers on a wide range of technology-specific topics for developing, deploying and integrating the latest iOS and OS X technologies;
- 100 hands-on labs staffed by more than 1,000 Apple engineers providing developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS and OS X technologies in their apps;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS and OS X developers from around the world—last year more than 60 countries were represented;
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with leading minds and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
- Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
At WWDC, we should also see the new iOS, more information on the new OS X Mountain Lion, and hopefully some information on the new iPhone. At this WWDC, we also may see information about the new and rumoured Apple TV, or a potential new iPad Mini.