Apple confirmed on Wednesday that its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), being held June 9-13 in San Francisco, has sold out for the first time in the history of the annual event.
"Response to this year's WWDC has been off the charts and we are delighted with the show of enthusiasm and support from the developer community for the new iPhone SDK,” Apple spokesman Bill Evans told Macworld. "The conference is now sold out. For those unable to attend WWDC, session videos will be available to purchase on iTunes shortly after the conference."
Apple would not elaborate on how many people had registered for the conference, but developers that Macworld polled said that, in recent years, thousands have been in attendance.
For the first time, WWDC will feature sessions on writing applications for the iPhone. With the release of the iPhone SDK earlier this year, WWDC will now have sessions for mobile developers with in-depth sessions and hands-on labs to explore the capabilities of iPhone 2.0 software, including the iPhone SDK and the App Store.
Apple did not indicate how many of the developers attending this year’s conference were there specifically to develop for the iPhone.
As expected, the company announced on Tuesday that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will once again kick off WWDC with a keynote address at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 9 at Moscone West.