Apple’s Sells Out WWDC 2011 on First Day


Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) for 2011 is already sold out, marking the first time the event has sold out the same day it was announced. The company announced the developer conference earlier on Monday, and it will be held June 6th, 2011 through June 10th, at Moscone West in San Francisco.

Apple didn’t announce the sellout, but the event’s home page switched out a graphic for buying tickets to the image below showing the event to be sold out.

WWDC 2011 Sold Out

WWDC 2011: Sold Out

In years past, Apple worked with a few select Mac Web sites — including The Mac Observer — to promote the event, but it hasn’t used such promotional methods in several years. The growth of the Mac platform and the explosion of the iPhone OS/iOS platform has lead to ever-greater attendance and interest in the event.

This year, however, is the first time the event has sold out in the first day. Compare that to the 2010 event, which saw a record-fast sellout of just eight days.

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Doug Grinbergs

I miss the good old days??when you could save several hundred dollars by the early registration deadline, sometimes extended for a few extra weeks.

After last year’s iOS love-fest (not so interesting), I was thinking about maybe going *this* year; alas, the market decided for me. I guess I’ll just watch videos on iTunes when they become available.

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