Tickets to Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference have sold out quickly in recent years — last year it took less than two hours — and this year is likely to be no different. With that being the case, a lot of developers are going to miss out. But they’ll still be able to catch up on WWDC sessions, but Apple is posting all of the videos online.
This isn’t the first time the Cupertino company has done this, but it appears it’s going to be much quicker with it this time around. Last year, the videos were made available weeks after WWDC had ended, but this year the videos could be going up almost as soon as they’ve finished being recorded.
“Can’t make it to WWDC? We’ll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference, so Registered Apple Developers can take advantage of great WWDC content,” Apple says on its WWDC 2013 pages.
“During the conference” suggests the videos will me made available as quickly as possibly — which WWDC is still going on, rather than weeks after it’s all over.
So developers who couldn’t get a ticket to the event, or simply couldn’t afford the $1,599 price tag, will gain access to the same conference materials as attendees at almost the same time. They’re no longer at a disadvantage because they couldn’t be at the show, then.
Apple has made other changes this year to help developers. Rather than putting WWDC tickets on sale as soon as they were announced, the company has scheduled sales for 10 a.m. PST on Thursday, April 25. This prevents the tickets from selling out before those on the West Coast have a chance to purchase them.