Tickets for Apple’s (s aapl) 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) are already sold out, according to Apple’s website detailing the event. Apple just updated the site, replacing the link to buy tickets (which cost $1500) with a “Sold Out” graphic. Tickets were on sale for only about 11 to 12 hours. By comparison, WWDC 2010 took eight days to sell out entirely.
This is the fourth consecutive year that Apple’s developer-focused event has sold out, and the fastest sell-out on record. Clearly, the introduction and widespread adoption of iOS has had a significantly positive effect on interest in the conference, which offers training sessions, face time with Apple engineers, and previews of software features to come. If anyone needed further proof that iOS continues to be popular among developers, you couldn’t ask for a clearer sign than this.
Apple also typically unveils a new iPhone at WWDC, but there’s some question as to whether it will continue that tradition this year. Apple will definitely be showing off its next-generation version of Mac OS X, version 10.7 (also known as Lion), so that may account for some of the additional anticipation around the event. Did you get your tickets while they were available, and if not, are you disappointed they went so quickly?