Tickets for Apple’s WWDC for 2012, held on June 11-15, have already sold out. 2 years ago, it took 8 days to sell out, last year a mere 12 hours. Tickets were snatched up in hopes to sell, but Apple has made it clear that will not be the case. Tickets are non-transferable and may not be resold in any way. A pass to the WWDC is $1,599 and will, most likely, see the release of some new Mac hardware and software. My hopes are for a new iPhone, but with the fall release of the iPhone 4S, the chance seems slim to none.
On another note, Apple is continuing to stun the business world with a solid first quarter. 35.1 million iPhones and 11.8 million iPads sold net Apple another record breaking quarter with net profit around $11.6 million. Sales of the iPhone are staggering and account for around half of the company’s revenue. iPad sales were not as high as last quarter, but this may be due to the company’s supply in the U.S. We will continue to update on any important news from Apple as we look forward to the WWDC! On an ending note, Tim Cook made an interesting comment on Microsoft’s take on tablet’s coming out with keyboards attached saying, “You can converge a toaster and a refrigerator, but those things are probably not going to be pleasing to the user.” The tablet is a niche market right now and it’ll be interesting to see how other tablet-makers compete with the iPad.