Developer conference sells out

Jim Dalrymple
15 May, 2008
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Apple has confirmed that its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), being held June 9-13 in San Francisco, has sold out for the first time in the history of the annual event. "Response to this year’s WWDC has been off the charts and we are delighted with the show of enthusiasm and support from the developer community for the new iPhone SDK,” reported Apple spokesman Bill Evans. "The conference is now sold out. For those unable to attend WWDC, session videos will be available for Apple Developer Connection members to purchase on iTunes shortly after the conference."

Apple would not elaborate on how many people had registered for the conference, but in recent years, thousands have been in attendance.

For the first time, WWDC will feature sessions on writing applications for the iPhone. With the release of the iPhone SDK earlier this year, WWDC will now have sessions for mobile developers with in-depth sessions and hands-on labs to explore the capabilities of iPhone 2.0 software, including the iPhone SDK and the App Store.

Apple did not indicate how many of the developers attending this year’s conference were there specifically to develop for the iPhone.

As expected, the company announced earlier in the week that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will once again kick off WWDC with a keynote address at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 9 June (San Francisco time) at Moscone West. Look for updates of the keynote early in the morning of Tuesday 10 June (sydney time) from Australian Macworld. Video of the keynote is also expected to be available from Apple’s web site shortly after the event.

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