Apple announces resurrection of 'Tech Talks' coming this fall

in General Discussion edited January 2014
In a post to Apple's developer portal, the company announced that it will be "hitting the road" with a number of Tech Talks this fall, possibly in response to overwhelming demand for WWDC 2013 tickets.


The announcement, as published on Apple's developer webpage, thanks those who purchased tickets to the Worldwide Developers Conference scheduled to take place this June and says a new Tech Talks tour will kick off this fall.

Apple last made the rounds with its Tech Talk series
in 2011, with a world tour focused on iOS 5 held in nine cities. Previous to the mobile-centric talks, Apple held similar events in 2008 and 2009.

The note in full:
Thank you for your unprecedented interest in WWDC.

Enthusiasm for WWDC 2013 has been incredible, with tickets selling out in record time. For those who can?t join us in San Francisco, you can still take advantage of great WWDC content, as we?ll be posting videos of all our sessions during the conference. We?ll also be hitting the road this fall with Tech Talks in a city near you. Hope to see you there.
Due to extremely high demand, tickets sold out on Thursday in a matter of minutes, leaving a number of developers who are part of Apple's developer program unable to attend the conference. Later that day, however, Apple reached out to select devs with offers to purchase passes.

Pricing and locations have yet to be announced, but the most recent Tech Talks tour events were free for holders of a registered Apple ID associated with an iOS Developer Program Membership.


  • Reply 1 of 5

    Cool. Hope one of the cities is near where I live!

  • Reply 2 of 5
    nasseraenasserae Posts: 3,166member
    Last time I registered for one of these 'Tech Talks" and was really excited that I found one with available seats. I meet and exceeded all the requirements. They said they will contact me when a decision is made. Waited few weeks then got an email.. sorry.. you didn't make the cut. I really hope Apple start giving small developers a chance with these events.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    akacakac Posts: 512member

    Haven't been to a tech talk in awhile, but I did when they first started doing them. I found them to be very helpful as an "update" to our WWDC experience. This was a few years back before WWDC always sold out.

  • Reply 4 of 5
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    I hope if this means they have some specific new technologies/APIs to introduce at this year's WWDC.
  • Reply 5 of 5
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 13,377member
    Apple needs to get on the ball here, tech talks need to be frequent and large enough to support a large number of developers around the country.
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