Apple has just released the official announcement for its 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference. Every year, it releases tickets for the developer-focused event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and every year, they sell out faster than the year before. Last year, on April 25, they sold out in just two hours, so if you want some, doen’t hesitate when they come out tomorrow, because they’ll be gone fast.
The tickets go on sale at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET) on Thursday, April 25 according to Apple’s official release. Sessions at the annual event include in-person presentations by and access to over 1,000 Apple engineers, including both iOS and Mac OS X developers. The event takes pace at San Francisco’s Moscone West convention center.
This year, Apple has announced dates and a ticket sale start time ahead of when they actually become available. That hasn’t been the case in the past, and it’s possible that they’re trying to make sure developers don’t feel caught off guard when sales open, given how fast access to the event is likely to sell out. Tickets normally go on sale early in the morning, making it difficult for those in some time zones to be in a position to react fast once the tickets are actually released.
We’ll likely see previews of upcoming versions of OS X (possibly 10.9) and iOS (maybe iOS 7) at these events at the very least, as Apple states in its press release that developers “will learn about the future of iOS and OS X.” In the past, Apple has also debuted new hardware at previous WWDC events, though Apple CEO Tim Cook’s statements yesterday might temper any expectations in that regard.