CHART OF THE DAY: Apple's Developer Conference Is The Hottest Ticket In Town

button more charts
button chart prev
button chart next

Apple’s iPad 2 isn’t its only product in short supply this month: The company’s Worldwide Developers Conference sold out in record time this year, just hours after tickets went on sale yesterday.

Here’s how this year’s sellout compared to previous years, based on press reports from sites like Macworld, Ars Technica, and MacRumors.

Why is WWDC such a big deal? (Especially this year, when Apple supposedly won’t even announce a new iPhone?)

As Instapaper developer Marco Arment explains, WWDC is the only mass gathering where actual Apple engineers really explain stuff to you about how their systems work, and will actually look at your code in hands-on lab sessions. Plus, if you’re in the biz, it’s a great social and professional networking opportunity.

SAI chart Apple WWDC tickets

Follow the Chart Of The Day on Twitter: @chartoftheday

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at