WWDC 2015 Lottery Ends, Winners Begin Receiving Confirmation Emails

Developer demand for Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference always exceeds ticket supply, so Apple holds a lottery to determine which developers will win the chance to go to the conference. This year, Apple accepted lottery entries from April 14 until today, April 17, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Now that the lottery has ended, Apple has begun sending out emails to developers who were selected and has charged their credit cards the $1,599 ticket price. Developers who won are currently sharing their good fortune on Twitter after receiving order confirmations.

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This year's Worldwide Developers Conference starts on June 8 and will run through June 12 at Moscone West in San Francisco. More than 1,500 Apple engineers will be on hand to host over 100 technical sessions and hands-on labs. The event is also likely to include a keynote to unveil new products, and it will include the annual Apple Design Awards.

At WWDC this year, Apple is expected to unveil the newest versions of iOS and OS X -- iOS 9 and OS X 10.11. There have also been rumors suggesting the event could be used to unveil a new television service, a revamped Apple TV set-top box, and a rebranded Beats music service.

Developers who are unable to attend or who do not win the ticket lottery will be able to watch several live streams of WWDC sessions that will cover a wide range of topics from the iPad and iPhone to the Apple Watch and MacBook, along with other Apple products and services.

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Top Rated Comments

Chrjy Avatar
119 months ago
I got a golden ticket too for $0...it's called Apple TV :D
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Jeremy1026 Avatar
119 months ago
*****? I got an invitation and I didnt even register?
#bs
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bushido Avatar
119 months ago
damn. all i ever win through emails is 1 billion dollar from ramajandra in India or viagra pills :(
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bbeagle Avatar
119 months ago
I am taking a sick day-off on the day of the event
WWDC is a 5 day event

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damn $1600 :eek:

Does that even guarantee a seat for Cook's keynote?
Actually it doesn't. Only about 75% of the attendees can fit in the main room. The rest watch it in a separate room.

But the main reason for the event is NOT the keynote - it's a 5 day developers conference 9-5.

You can't possibly attend it all. There are around 8-12 events going on at the same time all day Monday through Friday. And a free party on Thursday night with a big name band, free drinks and food. Plus free lunches and food throughout, free apple merchandise, and one on one with apple engineers to help developers code their apps. The money is well worth it.
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jacobh101 Avatar
119 months ago
just received mine, it will be the first wwdc for me.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jeremy1026 Avatar
119 months ago
Who cares about the other 4? We want to see Keynote! :apple:

Umm, the people that are paying good money to go?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)