Apple Cancels WWDC Orders For Developers Who Purchased More Than One Ticket

Apple Cancels WWDC Orders For Developers Who Purchased More Than One Ticket

Apple has taken drastic measure to stop WWDC ticket touts this year. Has your order been cancelled?

Apple has emailed a number of developers who scrambled to purchase tickets for its Worldwide Developers Conference this June to tell them that their order has been cancelled. Anyone who purchased more than one $1,600 ticket on their credit card is likely to find that their order is “not eligible,” but a phone call to the Cupertino company could rectify the issue.

The problem stems from Apple’s no transfer policy for WWDC 2012 tickets, which prevents people from purchasing them at $1,600 and then selling them on for a huge profit. With tickets gone in less than two hours this year, ticket touting was likely to become big business.

To prevent it, Apple has been canceling all orders that apple for more than one ticket on the same credit card. The problem is, this prevents genuine customers from purchasing additional tickets for their friends or colleagues, and more importantly, it prevents businesses from purchasing tickets in bulk for their employees.

However, Apple realizes that there are customers who have a genuine need for more than one ticket. Some devlopers who had their orders cancelled were able to get them reinstated again by calling Apple and explaining the situation. One wrote on Twitter:

Apple are reinstating them if a company is booking multiple on the same card but for different people.

If you’re not a company, you may have a hard time convincing Apple that your extra ticket is for a friend and not for sale on eBay. But it’s still worth a shot.

[via The Next Web]

  • Jorge Vieira

    that’s just ridiculous! Apple is really screwing this up

  • VGISoftware

    This is yet another facet of Apple’s success, in that this annual developer event generates such fervor over attending–at whatever price. I remember Steve saying that they couldn’t find a bigger venue. But then Apple invests hugely in these events in not only the cost of putting them on, but in the cost of sending 1000 or more of its engineers to be there and not working on their respective projects while they’re there.

  • VGISoftware

    that’s just ridiculous! Apple is really screwing this up

    No they aren’t. They have to somehow make ticket purchasing more fair.

  • joewaylo
    that’s just ridiculous! Apple is really screwing this up

    No they aren’t. They have to somehow make ticket purchasing more fair.

    I agree there. It’s also due to the ticket touting or Scalping Tickets as many would call it as they’re selling the tickets on eBay for more than $1,600. It’s against Apple’s policy to transfer the tickets specifically printed in your name to be sold to the highest bidder and let them go to the event.

  • GuyJanie

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