by Joe White
April 26, 2013
Tickets for WWDC 2013 sold out in less than 120 seconds, meaning countless Apple developers have missed out on the chance to attend the five-day conference. However, according to a number of surprising reports, Apple is in the process of contacting a select number of developers, and is offering these developers the option of purchasing a WWDC conference pass. In a post appropriately titled "OMG. Apple ROCKS!!," one developer explained that he received a call from Apple, and was promptly told the good news:
I pick up and a nice guy tells me he’s from Apple Developer Support and that they noticed that I tried to purchase a ticket today and that the transaction didn’t go through. I told him that was true. I thought the next thing out of his mouth would be an apology or something – just to be nice. He then proceeds to tell me that he’s got good news – a ticket has been reserved for me in my name and that I’ll be receiving an email from Developer Support within 12 hours with instructions on how to purchase the pass.Folks on Twitter have also confirmed that Apple is indeed offering additional tickets to developers. Last year, Apple was quick to cancel a number of WWDC tickets purchased by ineligible buyers, thereby freeing up space for others who were able to go. This year, it seems that the developers being called by Apple had a WWDC ticket in their online cart before the servers went offline. Have you received an unexpected phone call from Cupertino? For more news on WWDC 2013, see: Gone In 120 Seconds: WWDC 2013 Tickets Sold Out, Planning On Going To Apple's WWDC? You Better Have Quick Fingers, and WWDC 2013 Student Scholarships Offer 150 Free Tickets To Student Devs.