Do Want to go to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference? Hope you got in early because the event sold out in just two minutes.Passes for the conference went on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, and were priced at $1,599. By just two minutes after the hour, the event was sold out. In comparison, last year it took about two hours for tickets to sell out.
In just 120 seconds, can you imagine that? Many would-be ticket buyers were unable to even reach the purchase page, instead getting stuck with error messages (probably due to the increased load on the servers).
WWDC tickets cost $1,599 and are non-transferable. So unlike concert tickets — where greedy buyers frequently try to resell tickets at a higher price later — the black market for WWDC tickets is quite small (unless you’re willing to legally change your name to appear as someone else).The five-day conference is scheduled to feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by more than 1,000 Apple engineers. WWDC 2013 will also include hands-on labs aimed at helping developers integrate new technologies, as well as the annual Apple Design Awards showcasing some of the most outstanding iOS and Mac App Store applications.
Seeing as demand is so high, maybe its time for Apple to consider either a larger venue or multiple developer events around the world. WWDC is historically where Apple unveils its latest software efforts — and hardware sometimes makes an appearance too.