updated 09:30 am EDT, Tue March 29, 2011
Prices go as high as $1,000 over original cost
Tickets for WWDC 2011 are already appearing on eBay, accounts say. One ticket on auction is currently priced at about $3,150, nearly double the $1,599 originally asked by Apple. Another is valued at $2,500 after 12 bids, despite there being over nine days left before the auction closes.
Such high prices can be largely attributed to the fact that WWDC sold out within a matter of hours. The reason for such a rapid turnaround is unknown, though, given that Apple may not actually be making its usual iPhone announcement at the conference. The company is so far only promising to "unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS," likely meaning iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion. iOS 5 may in fact arrive in the fall, which could mean that the next iPhone will arrive at the same time, in part because Apple has traditionally tried to synchronize iPhone and iOS updates.