WWDC Sells Out Crazy Fast — No Press At the Event?

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Tickets for WWDC (World Wide Developer’s Conference) went on sale this morning. They sold out in two hours. Holy wow! Those things are $1600 a pop! That’s a lot of developers willing to pay some major cash to get in on the action.

Last year, the event sold out in 12 hours. That seems pretty fast. Two hours is insane. They made the following announcement:

“Sorry, tickets are sold out. WE’ll be posting videos of all our sessions shortly after the conference, so everyone can take advantage of great WWDC content for free.”

Now for the bad news. It doesn’t look like the press is invited. In fact, one of the terms actually says, “Taking photographs, recording video and engaging in any form of live blogging during WWDC sessions is expressly prohibited.”  That about says it.

Let’s hope they are willing to share the videos with more than just registered Apple developers. Also worth keeping in mind is that we may be able to take this as confirmation that we won’t be seeing a new iPhone in June, as there won’t be media at the event. Sure, we aren’t basing that on anything we know, but that’s probably about as useful or even more so than from any unnamed guy who is a cousin of a janitor at a facility that makes Retina displays for iPhones.

[via Cult of Mac]

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