WWDC 2013 Sells Out in Two Minutes

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Tickets for Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference went on sale at 10AM pacific time, and within two minutes were completely sold out. That's the fastest the event has sold out, beating last year's two hour selling frenzy.

WWDC 2013 sold out in just two minutesWWDC 2013 sold out in just two minutes

WWDC tickets have been selling out faster and faster for the past few years. In 2010, it took eight days to sell out, in 2011 that dropped to 12 hours, and in 2012 that window was down to two hours. This marks the sixth consecutive year where WWDC has sold out.

Apple will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 10 through June 14, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The conference will include over 1,000 Apple engineers hosting over 100 hands-on labs, inside information on iOS and OS X, sessions to help developers and accessory makers with their product designs, and Apple's annual Design Awards for Mac, iPhone and iPad apps that stand out for their design and innovation.

While the fast sellout comes as a big disappointment to developers that tried but could get a ticket, at least they can take some consolation in Apple's decision to post session videos online while the conference is still happening. In previous years Apple waited until after the conference ended before posting the videos.

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Wow, that was fast. At this rate, WWDC 2014 will sell out before Apple even has tickets available for sale. And if you need proof developers are still very interested in the OS X and iOS platforms, they managed to pack plenty of evidence into a two minute window.

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Lee Dronick

Yes, but the quick selling of tickets disappointed Wall Street.

Jeff Gamet

That, and analysts expect next year’s WWDC to include a bigger screen, higher resolution camera, and NFC.


Despite it being the highest rated developer conference they’ve reviewed, Consumer Reports rated WWDC a “don’t buy” because of the small purchase window.

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