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Tickets for WWDC 2013 Sell Out in Two Minutes

After going on sale at 10:00 AM Pacific Time today, tickets for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco have already sold out in two minutes.

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WWDC has sold out increasingly quickly in recent years, and this year in particular saw a massive rush of developers ready to purchase at the launch time due to Apple having announced the on-sale time a day in advance. Previously, Apple had begun sales at the moment it announced details on the annual conference, but with last year's tickets selling out in under two hours, some developers found themselves out of luck before they had even woken up for the day.

WWDC 2011 sold out in under 12 hours, while the 2010 edition took eight days. This marks the sixth straight year that WWDC has sold out, a streak that began in 2008.

With the increasingly quick ticket sellouts, there have been calls to increase the size of WWDC. Apple would, however, be hard pressed to do so given that a major focus of the conference is on assisting developers with their apps and Apple needs to have enough engineers on hand to provide that hands-on help.

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13 months ago
I'd say one event a year no longer suffices.
Rating: 25 Positives
13 months ago
Wow!

Next year 30 seconds?
Rating: 24 Positives
13 months ago
And their server handled it. People can say Apple knows nothing of "cloud" and servers but they can handle this type of load much better than Google ever has with Google I/O.
Rating: 19 Positives
13 months ago
I got my ticket, but for those that didn't...
Rating: 15 Positives
13 months ago

I was debating to see whether it would make sense financially for me to go and decided to give it a shot....and failed, I logged in at 1pm EST....looks like i should have pre logged in because typing my email/password took too long :(


On the bright side you saved $1600 ;)
Rating: 13 Positives
13 months ago
I was debating to see whether it would make sense financially for me to go and decided to give it a shot....and failed, I logged in at 1pm EST....looks like i should have pre logged in because typing my email/password took too long :(
Rating: 13 Positives
13 months ago
Wow. Just wow.
Rating: 11 Positives
13 months ago
This really was a huge load of crap. My ticket was in my shopping cart and I was checking out. This was at 10:02am. Then I proceeded to the next step of checkout and the system error'd out, then ticket had been removed from my cart because none were left available.

The demand literally made it impossible for me to buy a ticket. In fact, none of the three engineers in the company were able to get a ticket.

Why not just have a lottery at this point?
Rating: 9 Positives
13 months ago
I got mine!! :D
Rating: 9 Positives
13 months ago
Jesus...


And they are $1,599.
Rating: 9 Positives

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