Tickets to Apple’s upcoming World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) sold out in under 10 hours after going on sale on Monday. Now, some of those tickets are popping up on eBay. And they’re fetching premium prices — some going for well over double their $1,599 face value.
A search on eBay reveals one active auction for a single WWDC ticket with a current high bid of $3,951 (includes free shipping though!). EBay shows nine other active auctions with currents bids ranging from $1,225 to $3,450. Computerworld reported one ticket listed under eBay’s “Buy It Now” option with an asking price of $4,599. That ticket appears to have been sold or removed.
Apple’s 2011 WWDC will kick off on June 6 at San Francisco’s Moscone West convention center. Apple has promised to reveal “the future of iOS and Mac OS” during the five-day conference. It’s expected Apple will announce iOS 5 during the conference en route to a fall release. Questions linger whether or not Apple will announce its next-generation iPhone as it has traditionally done at WWDCs in the past. Rumors have indicated the Apple may hold off on releasing the iPhone 5 until sometime during the fall.
It’s worth noting that the WWDC isn’t open to the general public. Ticket holders are required to be registered developers with Apple in order to activate their ticket.
Apple’s iPad 2 continues to be one of eBay’s hottest items, with selling prices routinely eclipsing the $1,000 mark.