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WWDC 2012 sells out in 2 hours. At $1600 a ticket. At 5:30am Pacific time.

Apple's annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) was announced earlier this morning, at 5:30am PDT, with a ticket price of $1600... and it sold out in less than 2 hours.

It took Apple 10 hours to sell out last year, so this is five times faster. Though it's an apples-to-oranges comparison, it took only 28 minutes to sell out Google IO 2012.

For paid developers, a ticket gives entry to the keynote, the non-disclosure covered lectures, and most importantly, the labs where Apple engineers can help with problems and get and give feedback on issues.

However, there's so much going on at WWDC that many, many people go without a ticket just to meet up with other developers and members of the Apple community.

WWDC 2012 takes place from June 11 to 15. Jump into our Developer and Designer Forum and let us know if you'll be there, ticket or not!

Rene Ritchie

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

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There are 18 comments. Add yours.

AsdollaMirza says:

This proves that Apple's success is mostly because of people with more money than brains :twisted:

Scroat says:

Totally agree. iOS developers don't make any money at all compared to android, windows phone or blackberry developers.

Drop says:

This is, quite frankly, the-most-idiotic statement I've read in quite a while. iOS developers must be making money or else they wouldn't develop for the platform.
Now if you want to compare dollars stolen via android spyware apps vs iOS apps, you may have a point.

Ryan says:

Ummm ---- I make $80k a year at 28 y/o, and I'm not a senior level developer. By most people's standards, that's making pretty damn good money. Maybe you should reconsider your career? :)

Dixie Normis says:

And you know this because why?
A 60% take on a iOS platform for ipad is better than 90% for an android platform for the dozen or so of their offerings.m When you sell 11million units a quarter compared to dozens and dozens, case closed.
Set up and troll elsewhere, dufus.

Martin says:

We have brains. That's why we have money. Don't kid yourself.

AsdollaMirza says:

:lol:
People can have money AND brains. But people spending $1600 on this event (unless of course their company pays for it) have more money than brains ;)
And what's this "WE SHlT" ? ;) you dont count :P :lol:

theproducer says:

Dont bother Martin.
AsdollaMirza is either a troll, or just stupid. It reads as if he doesn't even know what he's saying.

Yngwie says:

So when we don't agree with eachother or don't understand what we read , we should call eachother trolls :roll:
You're a troll :p

Drop says:

Well you've been playing the same guitar riffs for the last 25 years. Learn something new for a change.

zeagus says:

Also, Google I/O sold out in 28 minutes, but pre-sales for employees, partners, and their friends and family chew up more than half of the tickets before its open to the general public.

Vanti says:

"However, there’s so much going on at WWDC that many, many people go without a ticket just to meet up with other developers and members of the Apple community."
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THIS STATEMENT?
aRE YOU STATING THAT IM ABLE TO GO TO WWDC FOR FREE AND JUST HAVE LIMITED ACCESS?

Rene Ritchie says:

You can go to San Francisco and hang out with other people also in San Francisco, some of whom may be attending WWDC.

awong says:

how many tickets were on sales?

GabrielEF#AC says:

There's one for sale on eBay @ $2850.00 if you didn't get one. You can spend even MORE monies...

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