Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the most anticipated tech events of the year. Last year, tickets for the event sold out within two hours of availability. This year, however, the tickets were sold out within two minutes.
Tickets for WWDC 2013 were made available at 10 a.m. PDT. Within two minutes, the tickets had sold out and those trying to purchase them were presented with the screen posted above.
The event is scheduled to take place on the dates June 10 – 14 at Moscone West, San Francisco. Another key tech event of the year, Google I/O, is scheduled just ahead of WWDC 2013. The dates for Google I/O are May 15 – 17 at Moscone Center. Tickets for the events were sold out within two hours.
One of the key reasons why developers are so eager to attend the WWDC event is that Apple has a knack of hinting at the upcoming versions of iOS and OS X during its WWDC events. In the past WWDC events, Apple has also made a number of other important announcements.
The original cost of the ticket is $1600 and it is non-transferable. However, at least one seller was spotted on eBay, trying to sell the $1600 ticket for a whopping $10,000. The post was eventually deleted from the website.
As a compensation for the developers who were unable to lay their hands on one of the tickets, Apple has stated that the videos of WWDC 2013 sessions will be made available. This is the first time Apple will be doing so.
Courtesy: Network World