Apple Beings Charging Developers for WWDC Tickets
For the last several years, Apple has used a lottery system to decide who can attend its annual WWDC event. Registration for WWDC 2016 began on April 18, 2016 and ran through Friday, April 22, 2016 until 10:00 AM PST. With registration now closed developers that won the lottery to get into the event are beginning to be charged for their ticket.
The tickets itself are $1599 and cover the entire week. Apple said developers that were accepted would be notified by April 25, 2016 at the very latest. With it being April 27 today, if you are a developer that entered the lottery and have not been charged or received a notification from Apple, unfortunately you did not make the cut. This year the tech giant is also granting its largest amount of scholarships to date. 250 scholarships will be given to students and 125 scholarships will be awarded for transportation assistance. Students can submit an application here until Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST. All scholarship winners will be notified by May 5, 2016.
If you are a developer and did not get into the event Apple will be streaming its press conference and labs to its developer website. Regardless if you will be an attendant or watching from home, this year is bound to be great!