Apple has already sold out of tickets to the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference. The conference, announced this morning, is set to take place June 11-15 at Moscone West in San Francisco. Tickets went on sale this morning around 9:00 Eastern time, and sold out in about two hours. Those visiting the WWDC 2012 page to buy their tickets after they were gone got the following message:
The conference is a place for Apple developers to gather and see the latest Apple has to offer. It has also often been the platform from which Apple has launched new products like the iPhone. While there will almost certainly not be a new iPhone this year, it's possible that other products will be announced. The main focus, though, will be on iOS (possibly with a preview of iOS 6) and OS X Mountain Lion.
Tickets to the conference were $1599. It's not clear how many tickets were initially available. According to TUAW, though, all hope may not be lost: if you're a student developer you can still submit an application to Apple's scholarship program, which will pay your way. If you're not a student, though, you're pretty much out of luck.
Fortunately for those of us who either aren't developers, couldn't afford tickets, or couldn't get to them fast enough, Apple will be posting video of all the conference's technical sessions on its site after the conference ends.