Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is a significant event for the company as it offers them a chance to focus on their upcoming operating systems and future developments. This year’s show (which is scheduled for a week in June) is expected to focus on iOS 7 and the future OS X.
Last week, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened up ticket sales for the event and within two minutes, the tickets were sold out. In 2012, Apple’s tickets sold out within two hours. Apple acknowledged the quick sellout and came up with a few solutions. One of those solutions is posting videos of all their sessions during the event instead of waiting days or potentially weeks to post the coverage. Later on this year, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will hold mini WWDC events dubbed “Tech Talk” in various cities.
The Worldwide Developers Conference remains limited to just 5,000 attendees but there are still over 275,000 Apple developers which means that many key developers are missing out. Others have suggested that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could increase the event capacity if they used all three of the Moscone Center’s buildings. They could also host more events throughout the year or possibly create more access-based ticket types.
Unfortunately, some Apple fans are just not happy with the situation and some even say that WWDC is broken. Daniel Jalkut (Red Sweater Software) thinks Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) should not hold the WWDC conferences anymore. According to Jalkut, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) no longer uses their conference to give developers the needed education to help them create new or improved resources.
Marco Arment from Instapaper thinks Jalkut’s suggestion could be an option but it may not benefit the developer community. He said, “WWDC has an energy. It’s a huge rally to juice developers’ confidence and enthusiasm for the platform. Every year, I’ve been filled with an insatiable desire to just make something the whole time, and that energy gives me a boost for months afterward.”
Some other Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) fans suggested other solutions like sell tickets the day after the announcement. Perhaps the real problem is that many developers and Apple fans were disappointed that they didn’t get the tickets in time.
[via: Business Insider]