As it has in the past, Apple held a lottery for WWDC 2016 tickets. The lottery opened on Monday, April 18th, and closed earlier today at 10:00AM PST.
The lottery format puts developers on even ground, lending all a chance to win the right to purchase a $1,599 ticket. Though Apple has stated that it plans on notifying winners of the lottery by Monday, April 25th, some winners have already begun to see their credit cards charged.
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If your card has yet to be charged, don’t automatically assume that you haven’t been selected. Apple has given itself until 5:00PM PST on Monday to finalize winners and charge the debit or credit card associated with the user’s Apple ID.
Along with the lottery, Apple is also providing scholarships for 350 students and STEM organization members from around the world. This year, Apple is stepping in to provide travel assistance for up to 125 of its scholarship winners with financial limitations.
If past events are any indication of the format that this year’s WWDC will follow, we can expect to see iOS 10 revealed, along with updates to Apple’s other three software platforms — OS X, tvOS, and watchOS.
Be sure to check out our full breakdown of everything related to WWDC 2016, which includes locations, times and other key information. After doing that, have a look at our WWDC 2016 rumor roundup, which discusses some of the things that we might see at this year’s big event.