Apple has created a ticket lottery system in 2014 to counter the concerns of those who missed out in 2013 after the tickets sold out in three minutes.
The lottery opened on Friday and closed on Sunday. Winners and losers will be notified by Apple via email, with winners having the option to purchase a US$1599 ticket to the event.
WWDC 2014 runs from 2 to 6 June and encompasses more than 100 sessions with Apple engineers, which include lab sessions, focus-area meetings and lunchtime sessions with guest speakers.
Apple’s Design Awards and State of the Union session will be live streamed on Apple’s website for developers who missed out on tickets, or those who couldn’t travel to San Francisco.
Apple has not provided any information on the WWDC keynote, which often begins the conference and is likely to be held on the morning of 3 June in Australia, but a number of new products are likely to be revealed alongside news on both iOS and OS X operating systems.
Some joy and some disappointment from developers below (courtesy MacRumors):