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WWDC sells out in under two hours

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WWDC sells out in under two hours
We all of you early risers got your WWDC tickets, as they’ve already sold out. We warned you this morning that these would be hot items, and it turns out that ticket sales were done in just under two hours from when they went on sale. That is significantly faster than last year's WWDC, which took a not-so-long 10 hours to completely sell out. Part of the difference may be that this year there is a growing expectation that a completely redesigned iPhone will make an appearance.

Of course what would a developer conference sell-out be without some sort of red meat for Apple and Android fans? With apologies to the trolls out there, there just isn’t a meaningful way to compare the two this time around. Google’s I/O conference did sell out in less time (just under half an hour), but WWDC tickets cost almost twice as much ($1600 vs $900). Apple’s conference also lasts several days longer than I/O.

Also unreported is how many tickets went on sale – if one of the conferences sold dramatically more tickets that would need to be taken into account before trying to assert you bragging rights. So in the end, let’s be satisfied with the fact that both developer conferences have legions of devoted attendees, and that neither Apple nor Google is pining away for more people to show an interest in developing for their platforms.

One thing that will make for an interesting comparison this year is that Google changed the timing of I/O to summer, so their conference will now follow WWDC by a scant two weeks. Surely that will bring up another round of “who won” topics for fans to mull over…

source: iMore

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posted on 25 Apr 2012, 13:48

1. good2great (Posts: 1039; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


wow... i'm sure you guys will be streaming the event right???

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 14:35 3

5. 1701nino (Posts: 246; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Wow thats absolutely amazing.This year WWDC is gonna be one of the best because the new CEO has to show off a little.Apple has to prove to people they can go on without Steve Jobs.Good luck my friends,may the force be with you;)

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 17:09

12. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


What Force??? Only if you mean the Dark Side of the Force...

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 14:42 4

7. abdane (Posts: 474; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


yes but google tickets were sold in half an hour ! LOLOLOL

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:25 2

8. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Does apple give you anything like Google does? Doesn't Google give people who attend a phone or device or something? It sold out because people are hoping to see a up front hands on iPhone 5, but the $1600 is crazy, but people spend whatever amount Apple tells them to anyway.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 15:56 2

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


" people spend whatever amount Apple tells them to anyway"
than why you and other blame Apple?.. is in it up to the people?..

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 16:37 1

10. theBankRobber (Posts: 645; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Anybody who says Apple isn't behind the price hike is a complete moron. It just shows that Apple can change and charge whatever they want, and people will pay. A $700 price hike is just outrages and you would think people should be getting something out of it besides a peep show.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:30 1

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


people dont have to pay if they dont want to.. Michael Jordan can charge what he wants for his Jordans is stil my decision to pay as it is for the consumer.. is time people man up to their action and not blame anyone but them selves... the faster somethings solds out the more more expensive it will be next time. is common sense..

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 18:18

19. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


@gallitoking:- You are going to see a big failure from Apple this year lolzzzz cause the iPhone5 will be having the same s**t screen which iPhone 4 and 4S has lolzzz n moreover Appolo gonna kill all the mobile devices for sure....its crazy how ppl are spending $$$$ without any knowledge....nywayzz good luck Apple but your days are over :)

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 17:01 1

11. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


If Apple came out with the never before seen,revolutionary and magical iToilet Paper for $299.00 a roll those automatons would gladly pay it,then refuse to wipe themselves with anything else. That's how crazy it's gotten.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:22 3

13. sithman (banned) (Posts: 299; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


C'mon man it's not that bad. Apple has their fans, google has theirs. I just happen to love em both. I'm a googapple fanboy lol.

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:38

17. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Its that they never used both is what makes them trolls

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:35 1

16. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


You want the new iPhone more then any other fandroid out there don't you?

posted on 25 Apr 2012, 18:46 1

18. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


IPhone is better then any Android phone and I'll tell you why copy and paste in ever app that needs it ever thing in Android is half ass 4.0 helps but before man it was bad real bad I don't no how anyone used that OS

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 18:21 1

20. The_Godfather (Posts: 146; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


No way dude...I hope you have never used an Android or Windows device for sure...ppl buy Apple because of its design but now it is all over for them cause look at the specs if Galaxy S3, Lumia 900, HTC One x...Apple is not even near....good luck 2 u nywayz :)

posted on 26 Apr 2012, 23:53

21. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


WWDC 2011 sold out in 2 hours as stated in the video of the event itself posted on Apple's website; about 2 minutes in. Please check your sources Scott.

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