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Apple reassures developers who didn't get WWDC tickets that videos, Tech Talks will be coming soon

Apple reassures developers who didn't get WWDC tickets that videos, Tech Talks will be coming soon

With Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference -- WWDC 2013 -- selling out in under 2 minutes, Apple has published a shot news blurb on their News and Announcements for Developers hoping to assuage the disappointment of those who couldn't score a ticket by reiterating that videos will be coming quickly this year, and that Tech Talks will once again be following in the fall.

Thank you for your unprecedented interest in WWDC.

Enthusiasm for WWDC 2013 has been incredible, with tickets selling out in record time. For those who can’t join us in San Francisco, you can still take advantage of great WWDC content, as we’ll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference. We’ll also be hitting the road this fall with Tech Talks in a city near you. Hope to see you there.

Tech Talk tickets have traditionally gone to developers who didn't attend WWDC, so no big surprise there. Videos have likewise been coming more quickly in recent years than previous years, though this year certainly looks to be even quicker still.

If you missed out on a WWDC ticket, does any of this make you feel any better? Would even live streams of the sessions and a major increase in the amount of evangelists and Tech Talks make any difference?

Source: News and Announcements for Developers

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, Vector, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Apple reassures developers who didn't get WWDC tickets that videos, Tech Talks will be coming soon

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I don't understand why anyone would want to spend all that money for WWDC. The videos that come out of the conference are amazing. The only thing I can figure is the networking with other attendees.

Still, it's pretty impressive that the show sold out in 2 minutes. Shows just how popular iOS development is. :)

So did imore score any tickets? Or are you guys able to go as media and attend the keynote and some of the sessions?

Isn't the Keynote speech separate from the actual conference? I can't imagine that Apple would not want press at the Keynote and leave the rest of the conference for developers.

Traditionally conferences have keynotes for the attendees of the conference. I am not sure if this is different for tech conferences. I can imagine that they would have an expanded keynote (ie conference attendees and media) since they use the keynote as an opportunity to reveal or launch new products.

I tried to buy my first WWDC ticket and the systeme gave me an error at the end of my purchase. When I made a refresh, sold out ! I was really disappointed until somebody from the Apple Developer Program Support calls me and offers me to buy the ticket again because they saw that I tried to buy the ticket and they were unable to complete my purchase.

A great nice surprise after all :)

Re: "...videos, Tech Talks will be coming soon..."

Precisely why I don't bother buying tix to WWDC.
Yes, it would be awesome to do the actual lab work with Apple engineers.
No, not even that would be worth it (for me anyway.)