Apple on Monday confirmed Siri’s claim that WWDC will take place June 13-17 this year, and opened registration for its WWDC ticket lottery. The company’s annual conference has become so popular that it has to randomly issue tickets to registered developers.

Registration will be available from April 18, to Friday April 22nd. You must be a member of Apple’s developer program (having joined prior to today’s announcement) to qualify for the lottery, and if you are lucky enough to be selected, tickets are priced at $1,599.

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off at the historic Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for an unforgettable Monday as Apple’s renowned developer community comes together to learn about the future of OS X, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The Keynote and State of the Union promise exciting reveals, providing inspiration and new opportunities to continue creating the most innovative apps in the world. End the day by honoring the most remarkable developers of the year at the Apple Design Awards.

Additionally, throughout the week there will be over 1,000 Apple engineers on hand supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with very personal and expert assistance. There will also be several guest speakers, live music and more.

So if you’re a developer and want to get in on the WWDC action, make sure to register for the lottery by Friday.

Source: Apple

  • Gerardo Castro

    1,599? Pocket change. Not for me, for someone else.

    • rockdude094

      For that price they better have a Steve jobs holowgram at least

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        For that price, I’ll skip on the hologram and take the iPad Pro free of charge

  • Max Payne

    People are going into a lottery hoping to be drawn so they can pay Apple $1600 to attend their luncheon meeting. Fair dinkum there’s more money than sense around.

    • Michael Hulet

      It’s not exactly a “lunchtime meeting”. It’s a whole week of events where devs learn all about the new technologies and get help on their apps from Apple engineers, enabling them to make more money. If you spend your week right, you end up turning a profit

      • Max Payne

        Wow so if they don’t attend they’ll be forever left in the dark over such new technologies? Yeah right, stuff they’ll still end finding out about without attending and spending $1600 on a glorified ‘luncheon’ slap on the back and kiss a$$ meeting. Shall I reserve a spot for you seated next to me? 🙂

      • nopeudon

        Many scientific conferences cost thousands to enter too. $1600 for an event of this nature isn’t exactly unusual. This kind of knowledge-exchange, sharing of ideas and networking with people working on the cutting edge can only be had in such events. It’s not about whether they’ll still end up finding out about it…

  • Erick Reyes

    Wait, is it 1,599 or it is $15.99?

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  • @sexyhamthing

    Shit, paying money to clap on queue.