WWDC 2013 tickets: gone in 120 seconds

By , Apr 25, 2013

WWDC Gone in 120 seconds

Well, that sure didn’t take long. In under two minutes after Apple put up WWDC 2013 tickets on sale at 10am PDT, the WWDC web site greeted developers looking to buy their seat with the Sold Out message. By comparison, tickets for WWDC 2012 sold out in under two hours.

WWDC 2011 and 2010 respectively sold out in ten hours and eight days (one month and two months for 2009 and 2008 WWDCs, respectively).

And tickets for Google I/O 2013, which takes place June 27-29 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, sold out in under twenty minutes. Google I/O 2009 sold out in 90 days and tickets for Google I/O 2011 took 59 minutes to sell out…

Luckily enough, this time around Apple made sure not to screw people by putting tickets on sale too early in the morning, when West Coast-based developers haven’t even woke up.

The annual pilgrimage for developers takes place from Monday, June 10 until Friday, June 14 at San Francisco’s Moscone West.

We are not expecting any hardware announcements: this year’s five-day event will be focused on software, with Apple saying it “can’t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X” into the hands of developers at WWDC.

Running at $1,599 each, WWDC tickets didn’t exactly come cheap.

By comparison, Google I/O tickets cost $900 for general admission.

Of course, the even is focused on developers even if WWDC traditionally served as a venue to announce major new products. For example, each iPhone except for the original iPhone and the iPhone 4S/5 was introduced at WWDC.

WWDC 2013 sold out

To appease to those who couldn’t buy their ticket, Apple promised to make session videos available during the conference. Previously, those videos would wind up online a few weeks after the event had wrapped up.

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.

The company is also giving away 150 free WWDC tickets to students at its own discretion.

Part of the WWDC 2013 Student Scholarship program, which starts April 29 at 9am PDT, Apple will select the winners based on their coding skills and creativity, based on example apps they submit by May 2, 2013 at 5pm PDT.

The top-right image, you say?

Courtesy of Auxo creator, Sentry.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gil.barshlomo Gil Bar-Shlømø


  • http://www.facebook.com/tafk1 Taf Khan

    Screenplay written by Steve Jobs…

  • Mr. E

    Where in the world did you get that movie poster picture?!

    • http://twitter.com/aidanharris1 ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Auxo creator Sentry (not sure if it was there when you read the article or not). Either way its pretty sweet. Great job Sentry!

  • http://www.facebook.com/colby.kirchner Colby Kirchner

    I like that scott forstall name is x’ed. Cold blooded.

    • Kurt

      Why? No one hated him when he worked at apple. Why do you have to now that he was fired?

  • seyss

    ROFL @ PIC

  • asdfasdf

    that escalated quickly.

  • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

    Meanwhile at eBay … Scum selling tickets for $10.000 …

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

      10 bucks that’s a steal lol

      • OS X on iPad

        In most places instead of using a , for separating digits they use a .
        Ignorant American. JK!

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive


      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

        Which country are you from?

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Im from Portugal, and here with the Euro we only use the comma to separate the euros from cents.

        Like this:


      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

        Crazy the way the world works. You say tomato I day tom-ato lol

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Actually in Portugal we say: Tomate {two-mah-the} lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

        Is it like how you say it in Spanish? I know some Portuguese and Spanish words are interchangeable. My wife is cuban and Nicaraguan. And she loves listening to Portuguese music lol

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        yeah they are very close but depends on the accent too. latin american spanish and european spanish write tomate equal but sound a little bit different. just like the european portuguese and portuguese in brazil…

        Spanish it’s like “Two-Mááá-ThEE” and Portuguese it’s like “Two-Mah-The” .. sounds a little bit close, compared to spanish, that sounds more open… and Portuguese from brazil sounds like “Two-MA-Tchi” lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

        Do many variations! Lol But English is the same way in some instances. In the U.S I can think of 5 distinct accents. You have deep southern (Louisiasouthern (Like me I’m from Tennessee) NAND then you have northeastern (Jersey, etc.)
        And northern (Ohio, Michigan) andante one I can think if is Midwest (Texas) and that’s just in the U.S lol

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Oh, don’t talk about variations please lol…just in Portugal you have almost 5 of them, and in Azores island you just can’t understand what they say! really! lol … Spain have the same problem (Catalan, etc) and in Brazil the same problem too..specially the people from the interior that talk like they have a potato inside of their mouth! 😛

        In the US, Texas is by far the most funnier english variation ever…. I just love when Will Farrell impersonate George W. Bush!

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

        Yeah I bet there are tons of variations over there lol and have you ever heard a Tennessee accent? It’s as bad as Texas in some ways lol but by far the funniest accent in the U.S would be Lousiana. You need to look it up you will laugh hard if you laugh at the Texan accents lol or watch a trailer of the tv show true bloods its set in Louisiana.

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        Yeah, strong and funny accent indeed… 😀

      • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.miller.370 Jordan Miller

        I knew this. But because I am American and most iDB readers are American. I made the joke. Also, In school I was also taught to write it like this: 10 • 000

    • http://www.facebook.com/sriram.varadarajulu Sriram Harvind Varadarajulu

      The man needs some profit for selling the tickets but this is ridiculous!

      • http://twitter.com/int3nsive Int3nsive

        The problem is that the scum somehow can buy a lot of tickets to sell them after… this scheme is very well known in big football events too (for americans, soccer) and it’s illegal in some countries.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sriram.varadarajulu Sriram Harvind Varadarajulu

        i see…

  • iphone4sgamer

    2 words: HOLY SHIT !!

  • Paul Dunahoo

    Nice poster.

  • http://twitter.com/Kevinfest Kevin

    Hahaha that was quick! Was going to purchase my ticket and not even 5 minutes go by and I get that sold out message. Oh well, I guess there’s always next year.

    • Le0n

      2012: 2 hours
      2013: 2 minutes
      2014: 2 seconds.

      Better be fast next year.

      • http://twitter.com/Kevinfest Kevin


  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    How many tickets were there? 100?

    • Tardroid


  • Mohammad Ridwan

    That poster is EPIC… =D.. but I don’t think Sir Jony Ive will be up on the stage when introducing iOS 7 (That would be totally awesome).. I think it’ll be all Craig Federighi…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sriram.varadarajulu Sriram Harvind Varadarajulu

    Well that escalated quickly!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AnthonyPeterNguyen Anthony Nguyen

    Holy crap, Jony Ive…. with hair!
    It just look so wierd to see him with hair that’s it. I used to see him bald.

  • http://twitter.com/PrsnSingh Prasoon

    That’s like a world record for Apple and for any companies out there.

  • http://twitter.com/PrsnSingh Prasoon


  • Eni

    annnd i am writin a commen after about a year later :p