Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is a hodgepodge of long lines, major announcements, and free stuff. Those who are lucky enough to attend the event are usually greeted with a bag of promotional goodies.

This year, in addition to their usual WWDC badges and jackets, attendees are being given a free $25 App Store gift card. It’s in celebration of the Conference’s 25th year anniversary, and the card reads “25 years and coding.”

Here’s a photo of the card via WWDC 2014 scholarship winner Harrison Weinerman:

WWDC officially kicks off tomorrow at 10AM PST with Apple’s keynote, which it will be live streaming to iOS devices and computers, and will run throughout the week. Click here to read our roundup of possible announcements.

  • Umut Bilgiç

    Oh wow. Now I wish i was there 😀

    • andrew_cpht

      Yeah, the gift card totally makes the USD $1599 registration fee worth it. 😛

      • Maxim∑

        but its a special card that no one else but the people attending will get

      • Nicolas Cage

        Still worth $25 to me.

      • Kash Gummaraju

        A special card that no one is going to bother keeping past a month after redeeming it.

      • Nate McKelvie

        Except the ones that will be sold on eBay by the attendees

      • Nate McKelvie

        I was going to say the exact same thing

  • Kash Gummaraju

    Meanwhile at Google I/O which costs less, Google gives out either a nexus tablet, phone or the latest in Android hardware with stock android.

    • Maxim∑

      Google I/O is also:
      -has less events
      -less people/engineers
      -less labs

      Pricing will obviously depend on the scale of the event

      Also Google does not give out a Nexus tablet or phone, they gave out nothing at I/O 2013. And new android versions have not been announced at I/O for a while both Kitkat and Jellybean were announced separately

      • Vijay Panjwani

        You literally raped him! :’D ROTFLMFAO!

      • Chingiz Saidov

        Pretty sure they gave away a chromebook pixel mate!

      • jack

        take that cheap fandroid

  • Vijay Panjwani

    Hey idb, they also gave some cool jackets!
    Edit: Wtf!
    How to delete an image from disqus??? O_O

    • Guest

      I know who this is 🙂

  • Vijay Panjwani

    Hey idb, they also gave some cool jackets!

    • BoardDWorld

      Nice find!

  • MattCheetham

    I’d like to point out that UK people got a £25 card, not $25. Apple’s lack of currency conversion working in our favour for once!

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  • Jayvee Rivera

    in their 100th year they’ll give out $100 gift cards