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Apple Announces WWDC Dates, Institutes Lottery For Registration

Apple today announced the dates and registration for its World Wide Developer Conference. WWDC will be held at Moscone West in San Francisco this year from June 2 through June 6. Registration for WWDC begins today and lasts until April 7 at 10 a.m. PDT. 

Just like Google did with its I/O developer conference this year, Apple has changed the registration process for WWDC. In previous years, WWDC sold out in minutes, frustrating developers who did not the opportunity to sign up. Moscone West can only hold 6,000 people, making for limited seats and high demand. So this year Apple is using a lottery system for WWDC registration. Developers that sign up betweeen today and April 7 will be put in a pool and then be randomly selected by Apple. Those who score tickets will be informed by Apple by 5 p.m. PDT on April 7.

If chosen, tickets for WWDC will be $1,599 and purchase must be completed by April 14th. Interested developers need to sign in with their developer accounts and submit their information through the Apple developer portal. Only current iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or Mac Developer Program may register and must have current Apple developer accounts as of the announcement of WWDC, 5:30 a.m. PDT April 3.

At WWDC this year Apple will likely show off the latest version of iOS, considered to be iOS 8. Health and fitness will be a big goal of Apple’s as leaks have shown it is working on a “Healthbook” app to be the de facto source of fitness information for iOS users. New versions of the Xcode integrated developer environment an Mac OS X will likely be on tap as well.

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