Apple Announces WWDC 2014 Scheduled for June 2-6, Ticket Lottery Starts Today

Apple today announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2014 will be held June 2-6 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. The company also announced that application for tickets to the event will start today through Monday, April 7. Tickets will be issued to attendees via a random lottery.

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“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”

To handle overwhelming demand for tickets, Apple adopted a lottery system that will issue tickets to developers chosen randomly from the pool of registered applicants. Developers who apply for a ticket via lottery will know their status by Monday, April 7 at 5:00 PM PDT. Scholarships will be given to 200 students, who will have the opportunity to attend the conference for free.

Apple's requirements for purchasing a ticket to WWDC include membership in one of the company's paid developer programs, including the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program. With the new lottery system in place, Apple also is requiring that developers be a member of a paid program prior to today's announcement, thus preventing last-minute signups from obtaining tickets.

As was the case in previous years, developers between the ages of 13 and 17 must have their tickets purchased by a parent or guardian who also is an eligible member. Tickets are limited to the applicant only and cannot be sold, resold or otherwise transferred.

Top Rated Comments

Populus Avatar
89 months ago
iOS 8 & OSX 10.10, Here we go!!!

Hopefully, we'll have some refreshed hardware for mac (new MBP or mac mini for instance).
And who knows if there's one more thing, like in the old Jobs days...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
89 months ago

Good artists copy, Great artists steal
- Steve Jobs

It's actually a quote from Picasso that Steve Jobs stated. I'll inform you what it means, so you don't improperly use it again.

To merely copy is to take an existing interpretation and not run away with it. To steal an idea is to take something of value and make it yours. To make an artistic element yours you have to interpret it your way with your own approach.

Google for the meaning behind what Picasso said. Picasso didn't mean he STOLE other's paintings, he STOLE other ideas and re-invented them himself.

Of course, you'll just continually apply the quote to suit your needs, I understand. :rolleyes:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Davmeister Avatar
89 months ago
Lottery seems fair.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BCWorld Avatar
89 months ago
Once again, its time for Apple to show everyone who's the BOSS. :D:cool::apple:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bbeagle Avatar
89 months ago

How many of us believe that the lottery will be totally random? Certainly the "marquee" developers — folks like the Angry Birds team, Facebook mobile, etc. — will be admitted no matter what.

Apple will designate a certain number of tickets for high profile developers, students, and media. The remaining tickets in the lottery pool (about 5,000) should be totally random.

The way Apple is doing it this year is much better. Instead of randomly going to their site and being able to make a decision on dates, clear it with your boss and purchase tickets in under 71 seconds, this is a more thoughtfully planned out way to sell tickets. Nobody is in a rush - and it feels like a rush, like winning the lottery when you get tickets. Not the frustration of 'I was on the site, but the server wouldn't let me submit' issues.

Additionally, Apple will now know the hard numbers - how many people actually want to go to WWDC. Will it be 6,000 - 10,000 - 50,000 - 100,000? And where those developers are from. Maybe this will help Apple in the future to decide on having a second WWDC, and where to have it (like London?) or being able to handle more people possibly (although that's tough)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SMIDG3T Avatar
89 months ago
Tickets sold out yet?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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