Want to Register for WWDC? Try Firefox

Apple’s 2010 World Wide Developer Conference dates were announced on Wednesday, and some developers have been finding they need to use the Firefox Web browser instead of Apple’s own Safari to buy their passes to the event.

Not everyone that’s signing up to attend the event is having issues, but for those that are, the idea that Apple’s own Web browser is a problem is something of a surprise. One developer using Safari 4.0.4 contacted Apple support help with the checkout process and was told to use Firefox instead. He posted his conversation on Twitter.

“There are issues checking out for the developer programs,” Apple’s support team said. “To complete the process it is best to use Firefox.”

Other developers using the nightly WebKit builds have been having issues ordering their WWDC passes, too.

WWDC is a once-a-year event where developers have an opportunity to learn more about developing for the Mac and iPhone, and cal also meet Apple’s own developers face to face. It is scheduled to run from June 7 through June 11 at Moscone West in San Francisco.

WWDC 2010 tickets are priced at US$1,599 and requires free registration in the Apple Developer program. Firefox is available as a free download at the Mozilla Web site.