WWDC Sold Out in 8 Days

WWDC Sold Out in 8 Days

One wouldn’t ordinarily mention “scalpers” and “Apple developers” in the same sentence, but this time it seems appropriate. The World Wide Developers Conference has sold out the 5,000-seat San Francisco, Calif. venue in just eight days. This, despite a series of limitations Apple imposed on this year’s event.

First, the Cupertino, Calif. company hiked the ticket price from $1295 to $1599. Then the June 7-11 dates were announced a month later than usual. Apple also froze out the Mac, focusing on the iPhone OS 4 and awarding only designers of iPhone and iPad apps.

So why the rush to get a seat at this year’s conference? It could be the announcements expected to come from the WWDC floor. Apple is widely expected to unveil a new iPhone, along with other items, such as adding streaming iTunes.

At last year’s conference, the big news was the absence of CEO Steve Jobs and expectations for a glimpse at Mac OS X 10.5 “Snow Leopard.” The 2009 WWDC sold out a month after announced.

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Ed SutherlandEd Sutherland is a veteran technology journalist who first heard of Apple when they grew on trees, Yahoo was run out of a Stanford dorm and Google was an unknown upstart. Since then, Sutherland has covered the whole technology landscape, concentrating on tracking the trends and figuring out the finances of large (and small) technology companies.

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