Apple Announces WWDC 2014 Dates and Other Details
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be held June 2 through June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West this year. The Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, has become increasingly popular over the last several years and last year’s conference sold out of tickets a few minutes after going on sale. According to Apple, developers who want to attend this year’s conference will have to enter a lottery that will issue tickets by random selection.
Developers can apply for tickets starting today and running through 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) April 7. Apple will reveal the ticket lottery winners by the evening of April 7. According to Apple’s WWDC developer page, the conference will host 5,000 developers and 1,000 Apple engineers. Developers must be a current member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program in order to attend the conference. Tickets to WWDC 2014 cost $1,599 apiece. Apple will also be awarding 200 free tickets to students through a WWDC 2014 Student Scholarship program.
“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller. “Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”