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Apple's WWDC sells out in less than two minutes

26 Apr 2013
Apple's WWDC 2013 conference will take place between 10-14 June

Apple has sold out its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in record time, with all tickets snapped up within minutes of becoming available.

Apple is expected to unveil details on its forthcoming release of iOS 7 and the latest Mac OS X platform at this year's event.

This year's WWDC will be held in San Francisco, CA. The event will run from 10-14 June and marks Apple's 30th anniversary of the event. Tickets this year went on sale earlier than usual on 25 April at 10AM PST.

Those unable to attend the event will have the chance to see videos of this year's presentations on the web. Apple has reported that all of this year's presentations will be posted on the web for registered developers to see.

In 2013, the WWDC will feature hands-on labs and keynotes from Apple executives. Apple has announced that it will unveil news about its upcoming releases for its mobile and desktop operating systems.

Last year's WWDC sold out in less than two hours. The event was noteworthy because it was the first public unveiling of Apple's iOS 6. The mobile OS was detailed by Apple's former senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall.

Developers interested in attending this year's gala were required to be part of Apple's developer program before they could purchase tickets. In total, about 5,000 developers will attend this year's WWDC.

The quick sellout came despite the common belief that no major announcements will be made at this years event. During a conference call with investors, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that much of Apple's major product launches still remain "in the pipeline".

WWDC sell outs have quickened over the years. In 2011, tickets remained available for 12 hours before eventually being sold out.

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James is a freelance writer and editor. In addition to ClickZ, his work has appeared in publications like V3, The Commonwealth Club, CachedTech.com, and Shonen Jump magazine. He studied Journalism at Weber State University.

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