Apple Giving $25 App Store Gift Certificates to WWDC Attendees

Apple's 2014 WWDC kicks off tomorrow with a Keynote at 10am Pacific. Today, attendees are registering for the conference and receiving their usual WWDC badges and WWDC jackets, but Apple also included a $25 App Store gift card.

The gift card is in celebration of "25 years and coding", as noted by @HarrisonW1998:

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Apple is offering a live video stream of the Keynote on Monday. We'll have live text and photo updates here on MacRumors, as well as live Twitter updates at MacRumorsLive.

Top Rated Comments

harrisonw1998 Avatar
97 months ago
There's a 16-year-old attending WWDC? Shouldn't he be in school or something? :cool:

I'm an iOS developer in high school, and I'm @harrisonw1998 who tweeted that above--I won a WWDC Student scholarship, and my school administration approved this as a fully excused absence from school, so don't hate! There are 200 student developers that won scholarships to WWDC this year.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
97 months ago
Probably worth more than $25 to just hold onto that piece of Apple memorabilia for 25 years. I mean, Apple only made 6000 gift cards that look like that, right? Most of them will be redeemed and thrown in the trash? So give it 25 years and maybe it'll be worth $500 or something. Still won't cover the cost of the ticket to go to WWDC.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JackieTreehorn Avatar
97 months ago
There's a 16-year-old attending WWDC? Shouldn't he be in school or something? :cool:
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haydn! Avatar
97 months ago
Those saying it's a small/pointless gesture based on the price of the ticket. It's like you think people are only going to WWDC to get the $25 gift card... they're paying for the hundreds of coding workshops to attend with priceless insight from the experts behind it all... it's basically a crash course in everything Apple OS.

Courses and learning of this nature often cost three/four figure sums. Hell, my company spent £3k sending five of us on a 2 day introductory course into SharePoint (I know, I'm sorry too, trust me!) where we learnt more from five minutes on Google than we did the course!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Chaszmyr Avatar
97 months ago
I suppose it's a nice gesture, but basically just giving attendees $25 seems like not much of a gesture, since they paid vastly more than that ($1599) for the ticket.

I guess maybe in many people's case their employer paid for the ticket, though.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
97 months ago
Those of us who didn't win the lottery got a rock. :p
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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