WWDC sells out in under two hours

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



21. gaby1451

Posts: 120; Member since: Mar 30, 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.

18. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 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

20. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 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 :)

11. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 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.

13. sithman

Posts: 299; Member since: Apr 21, 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.

17. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Its that they never used both is what makes them trolls

16. hutty24

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

8. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

10. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

19. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 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 :)

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

5. 1701nino unregistered

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;)

12. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

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

1. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

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