Passes for the conference went on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern, and were priced at $1,599. By just two minutes after the hour, the event was sold out. In comparison, last year it took about two hours for tickets to sell out.
This year's conference. will take place June 10 through 14 at Moscone West in San Francisco, Calif. In a rare reveal, Apple has publicly signaled that it intends to show off the next releases of both iOS and OS X at this year's event. It's expected that WWDC 2013 will mark the first time Apple shows off both iOS 7 and OS X 10.9, and that beta builds of the pre-release software will be provided to developers for testing.
For those who didn't get tickets before they sold out on Thursday, Apple has promised to make video recordings of all WWDC 2013 sessions available online to registered developers.
The five-day conference is scheduled to feature more than 100 technical sessions presented by more than 1,000 Apple engineers. WWDC 2013 will also include hands-on labs aimed at helping developers integrate new technologies, as well as the annual Apple Design Awards showcasing some of the most outstanding iOS and Mac App Store applications.