Tickets to Apple’s prestigious Worldwide Developers Conference went on sale yesterday at 10:00 AM Pacific Time (6pm in the UK) and sold out in just two minutes, leaving some developers with error messages informing them that their purchase request had not been processed.
However, there’s still a chance for those unlucky developers who didn’t manage to get a ticket, as Apple have been contacting select registered developers to offer them a second chance to purchase a WWDC ticket.
A developer called Eric Doleki has detailed his conversation with Apple in a blog post that reads: “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.” Eric continues, stating that Apple told him a ticket had now been reserved for him in his name.
Other developers took to tweeting about the news, with Jordan Kay revealing that Apple had said: “We’re just calling to let you know that we actually do have a ticket available for you for this year’s WWDC.”
Daniel Jalkut, a developer at Red Sweater Software has speculated on Twitter that: “Apple is now calling some folks who didn’t get a WWDC ticket earlier. Not sure how many, but stay by your phone if you had tried and failed.”
For those who don’t receive a phone call, it’s not the end of the world; Apple will be making video recordings of all WWDC 2013 sessions, which will be instantly available online to registered developers.