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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2014 starts on 2 June, tickets now available

Apple has announced that tickets are now available for WWDC 2014, which will take place in San Francisco from Monday 2 June through to 6 June.

You can apply for a ticket right now, and applications will run through to 18:00 GMT on 7 April (next Monday). As with Google I/O 2014, which is also currently open for applications, the attendees will be determined at random. In other words, everyone who applies this week will be put into a hat, and it's a lucky dip for tickets – so at least you don't have to worry about a big rush to grab your spot.

Cupertino is planning to let applicants know if they were successful promptly, and you should know before the end of the day on 7 April, just hours after applications close.

Apple is promising over 100 technical sessions throughout WWDC, and over a thousand Apple engineers on hand, all keen to impart their knowledge of iOS and OS X, and various insights into coding and the development process.

Special guest speakers are also going to be, well, speaking we'd imagine, and of course the Apple Design Awards will highlight the top iOS and Mac apps.

And with any luck, we might catch our first glimpse of iOS 8, of course...

Philip Schiller, Apple's senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, commented: "We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them. Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps."