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Apple WWDC 2011 Sells Out Within Half A Day

Tickets for Apple's upcoming World Wide Developer Conference in June have sold out after just 12 hours of being on sale.

The World Wide Developer Conference is the most significant event in the calendar for Apple enthusiasts and developers, in which the company unveils its upcoming software and hardware products. Last year, tickets for WWDC 2010 were all sold within 8 days while in 2009, it took a month before Apple sold the last ticket.

It remains to be seen whether, as has been the case in previous WWDC events, Apple will be unveiling any new Mac or iPhone hardware, perhaps instead opting to focus entirely on the Mac OS X and iOS.

“At this year’s conference we are going to unveil the future of iOS and Mac OS. If you are an iOS or Mac OS X software developer, this is the event that you do not want to miss,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said in a statement (opens in new tab).

Apple is expected to introduce the new Mac OS X Lion operating systems for Macs while the iOS, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, is also expected to undergo some landmark changes including the introduction of cloud computing services.

The eagerly awaited iPhone 5 could be introduced at the WWDC 2011, but there have also been rumours that it won't be arriving until the autumn. monitors all leading technology stories and rounds them up to help you save time hunting them down.