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Apple Offering Some Developers Second Chance to Buy Unclaimed WWDC Tickets

Apple is offering some developers a chance to buy unclaimed WWDC tickets, according to a report from 9to5Mac and several Twitter users. Apple has emailed certain developers to offer them WWDC tickets, giving them 24 hours to pay the $1,599 ticket fee.

This year, because of nearly immediate ticket sellouts in past years, Apple decided to offer WWDC tickets to registered, paid iOS and Mac developers through a lottery system. Developers who won the ticket lottery had until April 14 to complete their purchases.

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Now Apple is reportedly reaching out to developers who didn’t win the lottery and offering them a chance to buy unclaimed tickets. Some developers are starting to get phone calls from the company informing them that they have been randomly selected to buy one of the tickets that winners failed to claim before the 14th.
It is unknown how many WWDC tickets went unclaimed by lottery winners, nor how the company is choosing developers to receive a second chance at tickets.

The annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held from June 2-6 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco

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9 months ago

Apple announcing anything seriously new at WWDC is highly unlike Apple.


iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. Your right, nothing seriously new at WWDC....
Rating: 16 Votes
9 months ago


$1599?
Will they provide retina macbooks for free as a learning tool?


You may think that that's too expensive, but at that price, they sell out in MINUTES.


Yeah, why enter a VERY difficult lottery to win a bloody ticket, then, when you win, NOT BUY ONE?!?
Especially for this year's show which could see the iBand announced!
Insanely stupid ....
Rating: 11 Votes
9 months ago
$1599? Will they provide retina macbooks for free as a learning tool?
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago

$1599? Will they provide retina macbooks for free as a learning tool?


$1599 is chicken scratch to a real developer.
Rating: 7 Votes
9 months ago

If they're giving others a chance to purchase unclaimed tickets, that means (obviously) that people who won decided not to go. Isn't that unusual for a WWDC, where normally developers are scrambling to get tickets?


No. Some people will have won and found they couldn't get make travel arrangements, or registered while they sought approval from their company to go, only not to get it. Some companies might have had 2 or 3 people chosen and decided to send only 1. I'm sure there were some people who entered the lottery 'just to see if I win' and never intended on actually going, but I'd expect those to have been in the minority.

There was always going to be a second round of invites to buy tickets, everyone knew that.

Regrettably I didn't win either round. I hope they do a better job with the videos this year. The quality was dodgy last year, with bits of the screen cut off in many of them and they never ever showed up on iTunesU as they have in previous years, making them hard to download offline and stick on an iPad for watching when you had time.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 months ago

You may think that that's too expensive, but at that price, they sell out in MINUTES.


Yeah, why enter a VERY difficult lottery to win a bloody ticket, then, when you win, NOT BUY ONE?!?
Especially for this year's show which could see the iBand announced!
Insanely stupid ....


I've been told to get a ticket for next year, you will have to write a 500 word essay on why you should be giving a ticket, and what it means to be an Apple developer.
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago
Happy to have made another developer happy with my unclaimed ticked. Enjoy! :)
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago
They need to have a bigger room for this in their new campus.
Rating: 5 Votes
9 months ago

And not everyone is just sitting around waiting for the world to take care of them. Players get off their ass and make things happen.

I know many who have left their "supportive" family and unlearned a public education of group think to get where they are despite indoctrinated fear of being talented and different above the norm.

I suggest you look around your life and see where the money is going and who or what is holding you back. The less around you acting like a victim and the better off you are.


What the **** are you talking about?
Rating: 4 Votes
9 months ago

What the **** are you talking about?


Apparently he thinks having an employer pay for a work-related expense is something to be ashamed of
Rating: 3 Votes

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