It is a conference for professionals and is rather cheap. For example check out: http://www.cleoconference.org/home/registration/registration-types-and-fees/. In the end by the time you pay all the fees for CLEO you would pay even more. Further the benefit to developers is massive. On top of all of that it is probably a tax deduction.Beyond all of that, without a stiff entry fee Apple would have to contend with many developers that simply aren't serious.
4/14/15 at 11:22am