All 5,000 tickets to Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco have been sold. It took only ten hours, and at $1600 a pop, it's not exactly they kind of thing everybody picks up. This is record time for the event, as in the past it has taken days or weeks. A sure sign that Apple's popularity, at least for developers, is on the rise.
We've heard a few things about WWDC 2011, which is scheduled for June 6th through the 10th. For one, we may hear details about iOS 5, which would be Apple's next big update to their popular mobile operating system. It's said that the new software will have additional support for cloud-based features and will introduce Apple's 'Music Locker' a way for users to store their iTunes content on the cloud.
We've also heard that this year, we may not see the iPhone 5 at the event. This was reported by website All Things D, which has been pretty reliable in the past with their Apple rumors, so the rumor is worth considering. They were told explicitly that the event would be limited to software this time around. It's also unknown if Steve Jobs will make an appearance, as he's been on leave for a few months already. He made a surprise appearance at the iPad 2 announcement, simply saying, "We've been working on this product for a long time, and I just didn't want to miss the day," with his Steve Jobs smile almost as if saying, "Yeah, you didn't expect to see me, did you?"
Still, that doesn't mean that Apple isn't planning for a release later in the year, and that, if much later, could throw off their yearly update cycle a few months.